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We are your art customs clearance agent (broker) for import export

Art Consulting Thailand l We are your art customs clearance agent (broker) for import export

Art Consulting Thailand is your art customs clearance agent (broker) for import export

Import/export art involves transporting valuable and fragile artworks through various ports of entry in different countries. Trouble free and quick customs clearance at the port of exit and entry is a critical key to success with any international logistics strategy.

At Art Consulting Thailand , we have an experienced professional staff and partners, available for you, that is trained in all facets of Thai customs clearance procedures and regulations, providing you with a trouble free and efficient transit of artworks into and out of Thailand. We provide:

  • E-Paperless Customs Management software that is completely integrated with Royal Thai Customs, to ensure trouble free and speedy customs clearance of your goods. We are able to initiate clearance procedures even while your goods are still in transit, eliminating costly ques and delays at the port of entry;
  • We offer Green Line clearance access for critical shipments that need expedited delivery into Thailand;
  • Eagles custom’s clearance software supports electronic submission of your invoice for easy and speedy online clearance of goods;
  • In some specific cases, we apply for permit from the Fine Arts Department’s director general to export art;
  • Our Customs clearance team can also process your temporary imports into and out of free trade zones as well as handle all types of bonded shipments of almost any type of cargo.

In short, our customs clearance services are designed to provide our customers with a customs clearance process that will save you money and time while avoiding quarantined goods or other unexpected delays of their goods.

Export of Buddha images outside Thailand

Passengers entering and departing Thailand via an international airport shall be aware of Customs laws and regulations. The Customs Department provides Customs services to passengers who enter and depart Thailand from Don Mueang International Airport, which consist of Customs services for arriving passengers and those for departing passengers as follows.

Please kindly be informed that antiques or artifacts, whether or not they have been registered, are prohibited to be exported or dispatched from Thailand, unless there is a permit from the Fine Arts Department’s director general according to the criteria, procedures and conditions specified in the ministerial regulations no. 5 in B.E. 2539 (1996). In case the antiques or artifacts permitted to be exported or dispatched from Thailand are religious Buddha images or icons, the person who receives the permit must clarify the purpose of the export of such antiques or artifacts. Only Buddha and religious images which are intact and are for the purpose of worships, researches, or exhibitions are permitted to be exported or dispatched from Thailand. Export or dispatch of parts of such items is not allowed.

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Duties and taxes calculation

In Thailand, the combination of cost, insurance and freight (CIF) is used to estimate the value of incoming artworks. Duty rates are calculated on the basis of:

  • Item Value
  • Shipping
  • Insurance

This CIF value is used to determine the duty rate. Duty rate for artworks in 20%. Some goods are not subject to duty charges.

Value Added Tax

VAT, or Value Added Tax, is a sales tax added to items coming into Thailand. Currently, the VAT rate is 7%, calculated on the basis of the CIF value, as well as any duty added to the item. In that respect, the value once VAT is applied is greater than the original value of the item, as it combines the item’s value, shipping, insurance, and duty.