Customs Clearance for Import/Export


This section discusses procedures of importing and exporting by sea transport via Bangkok Port, for non-hazardous and unrefrigerated dry cargo shipped in a 20-foot Full Container Load (FCL). All steps are either taken by representatives (freight forwarders, shipping lines, customs brokers, and agents) or officials. Only fees charged by government agencies are shown - tariffs, duties, and costs associated with representatives are excluded.

Process, Time and Fees for Import and export at Bankok Port:

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Submit documents into e-Customs

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1. Submit required information on e-Customs system
  •  e - Manifest*
  •  e - Import
*At least 24 hrs prior to vessel arrival
 
* e - Manifest related documents
1. Vessel Schedule Message
2. Ship Agent Operators
3. Master Sea Cargo Manifest
4. Container List

2. Receive an automatic response
The system automatically processes and validates data entered. Then
- Issues Ship Arrival Report number;
- Issue Declaration and Payment Number;
- Specifies the Declaration Line.


Source :
Customs Department: ONLINE CUSTOMS REGISTRATION link
Service System 3 Tax Department: Tax SSO link

Port and Terminal Handling

The procedures for vessel berthing and unloading are as follows:


Inward Containers Discharging

Containers are lifted off the vessel and stored in the terminal ' s marshalling yard and then transferred to the allocated transit shed by Container Terminal Management System (CTMS)

Port Clearance and Payment
- Obtain Cargo Delivery Order ("D/O") from the freight forwarder.
- Submit D/O at the One Stop Service and make payment to receive:
- Receipt (Terminal charges and fees)
- Wharf Receipt
- Gate Ticket


Source :
Port Authority of Thailand: econtainerservice link
Port Authority of Thailand: e-Service for Vessel Cargo Management System link

Customs Clearances

Customs Duty Payment

- Pay via e - Payment by submitting bank and account number into e - Customs
- Pay with cash or cashier cheque by referring to the Declaration and Payment number issued by e - Customs
    Release of Container
    Release of Cargo (Green Line)
    - The container is cleared without Customs intervention
    Cargo Inspection
    - The container must undergo physical inspection in order to be released.


    Source :
    Port Authority of Thailand: Vessel Cargo Management System link

    Inland Transportation

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    Enter Main Gate : Officials examine the documents and Gate Ticket

    Enter Sub Gate In : Officials check and record 
    - Container number or the Gate Ticket's barcode
    - Vehicle registration plate

    Container is loaded onto the vehicle

    Exit Sub Gate Out : Officials 
    - check the container's status in the system, 
    - inspect the containers and the seal, 
    - print the Container Slip and sign it for the driver

    Exit Main Gate : Officials verify all documents and allow the driver to exit Port


      Source :
      Port Authority of Thailand: Vessel Cargo Management System link

      Select your options

      Submit documents into e-Customs

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      1.  Submit required information into e - Customs 
      2.  The system issues 14-digits-number
      The system automatically computes costs and notify a tax payment status for the following: 
      - Skins of bovine (cattle and buffalo) used in leather production and tannery process
      - Bamboo wood and coconut wood
      - Wood veneer
      3.  Submit the Cargo Control Report into e - Customs
      4.  The system issues the number for Cargo Control Report
      5.  Submit the Cargo Control Report at Bangkok Port

      Note : This section discusses procedures of importing and exporting by sea transport via Bangkok Port, for non-hazardous and unrefrigerated dry cargo shipped in a 20-foot Full Container Load (FCL). All steps are either taken by representatives (freight forwarders, shipping lines, customs brokers, and agents) or officials. Only fees charged by government agencies are shown - tariffs, duties, and costs associated with representatives are excluded.


      Source :
      Customs Department: ONLINE CUSTOMS REGISTRATION link
      Service System 3 Tax Department: Tax SSO link

      Customs Clearance and Port Handling

      Request for passage
      Submit a form to request passage through the Bangkok Port (Form Tor Kor Tor 308.2) at Main Gate at least 1 hour before the container arrives.

      Release of Container
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           1.  Enter Main Gate: Pay passage fee
           2.  Enter Sub Gate In: Officer weighs and examines the quality of the container. Officer the verifies all documents to issue Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR) and informs the driver of the storing location. 
           3.  Customs Inspection
      - Officer records the number of cargo control report and checks the systems.
      - Officer randomly inspects the container using X - Ray.
           4.  Unload Container at Marshalling Yard for pre-loading


      Source :
      Port Authority of Thailand: Vessel Cargo Management System link

      Loading Container

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      Submit Container Loading List
      Freight forwarder or shipping line submit Container Loading List at least 3 hours prior to container loading.

      Port Loads Containers onto Vessel
      Officer verifies container details and plan for container loading.

      Port Issues Container Loaded Report
      - Officer issues Container Loading Report for freight forwarder or shipping line to confirm within 24 hours after the vessel unberths.
      - Officer charges fees and other costs.


      Source :
      Port Authority of Thailand: Vessel Cargo Management System link
      Port Authority of Thailand : E-container Service link

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