Thailand's imported wine crackdown

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by caller » Thu May 03, 2018 8:56 pm

handdrummer wrote:
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Maybe the Govt. is trying to boost sales of domestic wine by heavily taxing imports or are domestics up also? I don't drink, jut curious.
Thai produced wine had it's tax reduced by 25% but they can't even come close to meeting demand.
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by Frank La Rue » Fri May 04, 2018 1:34 am

70% tax increase on Wine import is a serious blow to Retirement in Thailand. I have a bother in - law in Saraburi, I shoed me a wineyard on Kao Yai. I have to link up with him if retirement in Thailand shall be a viable lifestyle
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by laphanphon » Fri May 04, 2018 8:58 am

Import Tax increase for protectionism of Thai industry.......makes sense to me.
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by Ratsima » Fri May 04, 2018 9:05 am

europtimiste wrote:
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The Mont Clair shit is now 999 Baht for 3 litres. It's rip off.
So, what do you suggest?

The Mont Clair "shit" is not wine, but it goes OK with a meal. At the old price, it made some sense.

It's kind of like instant coffee. It doesn't taste anything like decent brewed coffee, but I still like it. I think of it as not coffee, but some other beverage.

I do the same thing with the Mont Clair "shit".

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by dundrillin » Fri May 04, 2018 9:11 am

Frank La Rue wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 1:34 am
70% tax increase on Wine import is a serious blow to Retirement in Thailand. I have a bother in - law in Saraburi, I shoed me a wineyard on Kao Yai. I have to link up with him if retirement in Thailand shall be a viable lifestyle
I agree with that, dramatic increase in costs will deter people from retiring here.

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by laphanphon » Fri May 04, 2018 9:58 am

Expensive wine........a deterrent. Then they have more issues than just Thailand's tax structure.

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by oakdale160 » Fri May 04, 2018 11:33 am

The price of wine in Cambodian s'markets is unbelievably low and those driving across the border are almost never searched.

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by laphanphon » Fri May 04, 2018 11:42 am

So.....get the car PP / insurance, petrol, drive all the way to border, hours waiting, pay visa fee + tea money. Along with return trip and the ...... "almost never searched" .... risk .... possible fine, possibly high or simply confiscation and maybe a red stamp in the PP / notation in imm record, that you really don't want.

All to save a few baht. Hmm......
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by Thistle » Fri May 04, 2018 1:02 pm

Just left Tesco Market Village.
Mont Clair,in the aisle,on the shelves,999baht,3ltr box.
There is however for the boxed fruit wine lovers.a few Cedar Creek,4,5 ltrs at 925 baht,and also Castle Creek white,at 998 for 5 litrs,but very few on the shelf.

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by NOKYAI » Fri May 04, 2018 5:21 pm

Nothing in boxes but Mont Claire in Hin Lek fai supermarket or the wholesale place attached!
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by hhinner » Fri May 04, 2018 6:12 pm

I thought this thread was about imported wine. That's not Mont Claire.

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by PeteC » Fri May 04, 2018 6:21 pm

hhinner wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 6:12 pm
I thought this thread was about imported wine. That's not Mont Claire.
True, although the vine cuttings may have come from South Africa at some time in the past? :shock: :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by Thistle » Fri May 04, 2018 6:27 pm

The initial post mentioned Mont Claire although not wine that is where the thread has gone.
Good imported wine has not altered in price as of this afternoon,Viu Manent is still the same price per bottle in both Villa Market,and Gourmet Market.

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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by PeteC » Fri May 04, 2018 6:27 pm

^ I may have to take that back. The grapes may actually come from SAF, or perhaps the whole process is done there and it's imported. I'm not sure now? :roll: Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Post by Thistle » Fri May 04, 2018 6:36 pm

PeteC, i believe you will find that it is shipped in bulk to Thailand/Asia and the fruits are added here.
To the best of my knowledge,this was the reason that before the new laws the price was so low.
As to why it has now altered,and just who is going to benefit/gain is anybodies guess.

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