COURIER COMPANY TO RECEIVE PARCELS IN THAILAND AND AVOID CUSTOMS FEE, FEDEX, DHL, UPS, TNT
If you order goods online or have anybody send you parcels from abroad, new or used items, never ship using Fedex, DHL, UPS, or TNT companies or you will have to pay taxes.
The best choice if you need urgent delivery or parcels coming from outside Thailand is to use your local post office Express service as EMS in Thailand, USPS Priority mail in US or Chronopost in France, because your parcels won’t be stopped by Thai customs and you won’t have to pay horrendous fees for any item that you bought online.
And if you receive any parcel coming through courier companies as USPS, Fedex, UPS, or TNT, it’s not Thai customs who will ask to to pay for customs duty, but the courier company itself !
Yes, one of the reason why courier companies are allowed to deliver parcels faster than standard post office service is that they do customs clearance for customs and AUTOMATICALLY collect money !
So if you receive any goods, new or used, and be delivered by an international courier company, you can be sure to have to pay taxes or loose your parcel.
And taxes are very high in Thailand, at least 30% of the estimated cost of the brand new item as found in shops.
Yes, it’s incredible and the only way to avoid this scam is to use standard post offices services worldwide and be delivered by Royal Thai post in Thailand.
If you cannot control the way your parcel will be delivered in Thailand and if Fedex, UPS, DHL or TNT contact you to pay tax ask them if it’s possible to contact the customs official to pay less but cash without receipt, because it is often possible in this nice country.
And if you have any experience of receiving goods through a courier company in Thailand without having to pay for customs duty please also tell us, as we have never heard about such a situation !