Thailand - Country Commercial Guide
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As a member of the World Customs Organization, Thailand uses ATA Carnet to facilitate the duty exemption of goods temporarily imported for exhibitions, exposition meetings, training, seminars, and international conferences.   Imported goods used for free distribution (such as T-shirts, caps, scarves, and pens) or for exchange between attendees of international meetings (related to the development of economy, social, and/or technology aspects) are exempt from duty.  The goods should have a logo or symbol related to the meeting, and the value of the goods should be relatively inexpensive.  At present, Thai Customs grants duty exemptions on exhibition goods for use only at exhibition sites, for the repair of professional equipment, product samples, and scientific/technological equipment.  If the goods are not re-exported within six months, duties and taxes will then be levied.  The entry of temporarily imported goods and exhibit materials can be handled by freight forwarding companies for customs clearance and other required procedures.  For further information, please contact ATA Carnet at The Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand or visit the Customs Procedures at the Thai Customs Department website.