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Personal Effects / Customs

Post by Aussie69 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:14 pm

I have 3 boxes of personal effects being shipped airfreight via Pack & Send to a residential address Cha-Am from Australia. If they are held for customs tax where would the boxes be held? Post Office?

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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by HHTel » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm

In many cases the courier will pay the duty and will release the goods to you or your delivery address once you have reimbursed them (the courier). Don't know the 'Pack and Send' policy on this.

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Post by Aussie69 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:05 pm

HHTel wrote:In many cases the courier will pay the duty and will release the goods to you or your delivery address once you have reimbursed them (the courier). Don't know the 'Pack and Send' policy on this.
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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by PET » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:27 pm

Aussie69 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:14 pm
I have 3 boxes of personal effects being shipped airfreight via Pack & Send to a residential address Cha-Am from Australia. If they are held for customs tax where would the boxes be held? Post Office?

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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by GroveHillWanderer » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:44 pm

Aussie69 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:14 pm
I have 3 boxes of personal effects being shipped airfreight via Pack & Send to a residential address Cha-Am from Australia. If they are held for customs tax where would the boxes be held? Post Office?

Cheers
You can find some details on the link below. See the section entitled, 'Importing Postal Items.'

http://en.customs.go.th/content.php?ini ... _151007_04

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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by Nereus » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:56 pm

Aussie69 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:14 pm
I have 3 boxes of personal effects being shipped airfreight via Pack & Send to a residential address Cha-Am from Australia. If they are held for customs tax where would the boxes be held? Post Office? Cheers
Did Pack & Send tell you the packages would be going by Australia Post to Thailand? Did they not provide you with a tracking number?

I have never used that company, just Australia Post for small items, which if duty is required, can be paid at my local Post Office, after they send a notice as mentioned above.

But most shipping companies will use a local agent in the country of destination, not the Postal Service. If the local agent intends to forward via the local postal system, then they will have to pay any duty before the items are released from Customs. In which case they will want you to pay up front.

If the consignment has been sent by Austalia Post, then there could be a problem just where Thailand Post will send it, and where the tax, if any, has to be paid. I think that you need to provide more information.
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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by egiljohann » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:15 am

:roll: I ordered a guitar from China and it should be delivered in Hua Hin by Thailand Post. Well, it never showed up and after some visits to the two Hua Hin postoffices I was told it was situated in Prachuap at the custom office. I did'nt know they had customs there, but yes, there is one tucked away far from the center. I called them and asked if it could be sent to Hua Hin with a bill of the amount, but nope! I had to go to Prachuap and collect the guitar myself. I had to pay import tax because this was an electric item! So now I know in Thailand an el-guitar are same as a hairdryer or a micro-oven! Well, I payed my tax and my guitar was in one piece after a long journey, but I had to to drive a round trip to Prachuap to get it. By the way, I'm happy they did'nt keep it in the Bangkok customs, because it's no way they could send it to my address in Hua Hin. :roll:

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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by migrant » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 pm

I've had stuff for me shipped to my inlaws in Cha Am, from the states, that was held in Bangkok customs. I've also had items shipped to me in Bang Saphan held in Prachuap.

While in Prachuap I saw many Hua Hin addresses on packages so not sure the reason for Prachuap vs BKK.

In all cases have had good experience with both customs people.
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Re: Personal Effects / Customs

Post by Aussie69 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:42 pm

I haven't shipped the items yet. On my initial visit to pack & send the service agent was new, so he couldn't tell me. I just thought I would ask this group for as many may have had personal experience.

Thanks for the replies.

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