Prohibited and Restricted Items
Prohibited Goods: goods for which either the import into or export out of Thailand are prohibited by laws.
- Obscene objects in form of book, drawing, prints, painting, literature, pictures, advertisement, signs, photos and pornographic videos and other pornographic materials.
- Goods with Thai national flag.
- Fake currency, bonds, or coins.
- Fake Royal Seals/official seals.
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringing goods such as musical tape (cassette), CD (compact disc), VDO (video tape), computer software, book, or any other goods duplicate or edit from others copyright work.
- Counterfeit trademark goods.
- False origin marked goods prescribed under Bringing False Origin Marked Goods into Thailand Prohibition Act B.E. 2481 (1938).
Restricted Goods: goods of which the imports and exports, or transits are restricted by law and therefore require a permit from the related government agencies or fulfill requirements determined by laws.
- The import of drugs requires prior licensing from the Food and Drug Administration, the Ministry of Public Health.
- The import or export of antiques or objects of art, whether registered or not, requires permission from the Fine Arts Department.
- The imports of weapons and ammunition, explosives, fireworks and real and replica firearms requires appropriate license from the Ministry of Interior. Other weapons such as electric shock devices must also be declared. Some of these items may require a permit, before importation.
- The Cosmetic Act stipulates that for the purpose of protection of public health, any importer of controlled cosmetics must provide the name and location of the office and the place of manufacture or storage of the cosmetics, the category, or kind of cosmetics to be imported, and the major components of the cosmetics to the Ministry of Public Health.
- The import of wild fauna, flora, fish and other aquatic fauna requires permission from the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, the Department of Agriculture, or the Department of Fishery as the case may be.