Thailand Export Clearance Procedures

I. File an Export Declaration: The first stage of export clearance procedures is to file an Export Declaration (Customs Form No. 101 or No. 101/1) as prescribed by the Customs manually or through the EDI system.

II. Prepare Supporting Documents: The second stage is to prepare the following supporting documents:
 – Invoice
 – Packing List
 – Foreign Transaction Form if the FOB value exceeds Baht 500,000
 – Export License (if applicable) and
 – Other relevant documents (if applicable)

III. Check the Declaration and Supporting Documents: The third stage is to submit the Declaration and all supporting documents for examination by Customs at the point of export (in case of EDI Red Line or manual system). The Customs officials will check whether the Declaration is properly made out, and the supporting documents required are attached.

IV. Collect Export Duties and Taxes (if any): The fourth stage is to pay applicable taxes and duties.

V. Inspect and Release Cargo: The last stage is to inspect and finally release cargo from Customs custody. The exporters submit the verified Declaration together with the payment receipt (if any) at appropriate warehouses. Customs inspectors then inspect the exported cargo against the Declaration made. If the goods inspected corresponds to the Declaration made, the Customs inspectors will record the inspection result to the computer and release the cargo.

In case the exporters utilize the EDI green line process, they will electronically submit the Declaration as mentioned in 3.1 to the Customs Department. The Customs Department then reviews the electronic Declaration through its EDI system. If the Declaration is properly made out and classified as Green Line, the Customs Department will assign Declaration Number to the exporters who will directly proceed to warehouses for cargo inspection and release.

For more detailed information, please see the official Thai Customs Department website