Step by step procedures to export from Thailand

How to export from Thailand?


How to export from Thailand? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Thailand? Explain the export methodology in Thailand.


This post explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Thailand government authority for exportation from Thailand.


Once a company has been set up in Thailand, including Value Added Tax (VAT) registration and corporate bank account establishment, the import and export processes can begin. All goods exported from Thailand needs reporting to Customs and are subject to customs controls.


The companies who want to engage with importing and exporting goods from Thailand, one registration on the e-Customs system is also required.


The official customs authority of Thailand is Thai Customs. All goods exported from or imported into Thailand must be reported to the Customs department. The Thai Customs implemented a new generation of Customs computer automation system known as "e-Customs". The trader should register to use e-Customs system.  For registering in this system, the company or the trader should have a ‘digital certificate’. The digital certificate is an electronic signature file used to affirm the identity and genuineness of the sender of electronic documents and it is fundamental for all organizations in Thailand with any online activities, including import and export registration.


This e-Customs system provides a one-stop service for all stakeholders in international or cross-border trade. Procedures such as issuing licenses and paying duties and taxes, cargo control, goods declaration processing, and revenue accounting  have been made paperless and can be completed using the central e-Customs system. The "e-Customs" comprising of e-Import, e-Export, e-Manifest, e-Payment, and e-Warehouse.

The documents may have to be prepared in a special way to comply with the requirements of the import or export country. Understanding the right export documents is essential for smooth import and export procedures.

Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required



This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Thailand.



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