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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/wco-members/customs-websites.aspx

Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Thailand, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.

Restrictions

Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Thailand is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/prohibited-items.php

Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/packing-advice.php

Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Thailand, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2018 - New year's day
  • 06/04/2018 - Chakri day
  • 13/04/2018 - Songkran days (thai new year)
  • 14/04/2018 - Songkran days (thai new year)
  • 15/04/2018 - Songkran days (thai new year)
  • 01/05/2018 - Mid year day (banks only)
  • 05/05/2018 - Coronation day
  • 12/08/2018 - Queen's birthday
  • 23/10/2018 - Chulalongkorn day
  • 05/12/2018 - King's birthday
  • 10/12/2018 - Constitution day
  • 31/12/2018 - New year's eve

FAQs

We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Thailand Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 2-4 business days *
£ 58.00 ex. VAT£ 58.00 inc. VAT
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For the safe and secure transportation of your parcels when you're shipping to Thailand you'll need a courier service you can trust who will handle your packages with care and provide you with all the advice and packing materials you need. RapidParcel.com offers just such a service. Our courier comparison and booking service has brought together the most well-known and trusted carriers in the world in one place so our customers can benefit from both the service comparison features of our site and the low-cost rates these couriers offer on every parcel delivery to Thailand.

We know that, although every package entrusted with our courier partners is treated with care, those that have been packed properly stand a greater chance of arriving at their destination undamaged. It's only natural, therefore, that we not only recommend that every parcel delivery to Thailand is packaged correctly, but we offer helpful tips on safe packing on our website and have a shop dedicated to selling all the materials you'll need to secure your items when shipping to Thailand or anywhere else.

The export quality packing materials that you'll need for your parcel delivery to Thailand may include boxes, bubble wrap and tape, all of which our online shop sells and all of which are made to withstand the rigours of international shipping.

Thailand is an emerging economy that has had periods of rapid growth pushed forward by industry, their burgeoning finance sector and massive amounts of foreign investment. The automotive, electronics and agricultural sectors have contributed to this growth, but tourism is the sector that has gone from strength to strength. This is not surprising because this beautiful country, with its long and dramatic history, has so much to offer its visitors. The waterfalls and palm tree-lined white sandy shores of Ko Chang, the 14th century Buddhist temple at Chiang Mai, and arguably some of the most stunning islands in the world, the Phi Phi islands, made famous in the blockbuster film "The Beach", are just some of the reasons why tourists flock to this land. Where there are tourists there is a need for a courier service for shipping to Thailand all those items forgotten in the rush to pack; where there are businesses keen to trade with the outside world there is a need for a reliable courier service; and where there is a population of over sixty-five million there are relatives and friends back home who would appreciate a parcel delivery to Thailand from time to time.

Shipping to Thailand is easy with RapidParcel.com. Simply complete our quick and easy booking form and select the service and rate that best suits you from the list of leading couriers we'll present to you. No salespeople and no fuss - just professional shipping to Thailand.

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