How to import to Thailand, step by step process

Complete Procedures to import goods to Thailand


How to import to Thailand? What are the import procedures in Thailand to move goods?  Explain about import registration process, cargo movement to Thailand from overseas countries, Import delivery process in Thailand etc.  Detail the import methodology in Thailand.


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


If you need to import goods or services, a onetime registration procedure is being completed in most of the countries.  Such import export licence may be obtained from concerned government department of Thailand if required.

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.

The importer or exporter should also register with e-Customs system.


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 trader should register to use   e-Customs system.  For registering in this system, the importer should have a ‘digital certificate’.  The digital certificate 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 cross-border trade. Procedures such as issuing licenses and paying duties and taxes 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.


For the most part in all nations there are three phases of process for import. One time enrolment method to acquire import permit, documentation required for importation and Import customs clearance procedures. Point by point data on these three phases of imports has been specified independently in this site. You may click underneath those data connects to find out about well ordered techniques on the most proficient method to import:



License required for Import

Import documents required

Import Customs Process


 This post explains about different phases in import process that every importer needs to go through in Thailand.



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Mubeen Ahmed: Dear Sir, Hope you are doing well. I am from Pakistan and i want to import Double A4 copy paper from Thailand. i need your support how i can verify that a selling manufacturer have registered company. Hope you will guid me. which compnay from i am purchasing paper is not a facke company how i can check.? i shall be very thank full to you if you guid me that how i check company registration.

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