Intensive Workshop on May 25th - 26th, 2017

Customs tariff classification mistakes are often found as major issues and concerns upon importation of goods into Thailand Importer/exporter will require enough internal control and planning in order to manage Thai Customs risk which (widely known that) has severe penalties, if mistakes are found (i.e. 4 times value of goods).

A common misconception surrounding tariff classification is that classifying goods is as simple as looking up the commodity within the tariff. Without considering the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI), many importers may be misclassifying their goods and therefore underpaying duty or sometimes even overpaying. Join this workshop to learn the step-by-step process of accurate classification, composition considerations and when binding rulings are recommended. es, if mistakes are found (i.e. 4 times value of goods).

If your actual price is higher than the middle value, then you will not have a problem at any customs terminal. If your price falls between medium value and minimum value under the database, it is still in the power of the customs inspector to prove your price, but you need to be sure that the price is correct. If the price comes in lower, then the customs official can push it to the Tariff Department, which is a special department that can define the customs price.

In addition, participants are shown step by step on how to apply for Customs Classification & Customs Ruling in arriving at an indisputable and correct tariff code. More importantly, importers, exporters and manufacturers are able to know about their legal rights and how to exercise their rights when face with issues such as arbitrary decision on classification by the customs officer as well as unjustified claims from the Customs Department and suggestions from the writer to overcome these problems. Last but not least, the role of Customs Appeal Tribunal in assisting the aggrieved parties on issues relating to classification.

Therefore, we would like to arrange this Customs Tariff Classification and Risk Management training course).

Process Safety and Risk Reduction



  • Learn the step-by-step process of accurate classification.

  • Risk reduction issues manifestation tariff.

  • Guideline to declare product information upon importation.

  • Best Practice for Customs Tariff Classification.

  • Managing Tariff risk with FTA privileges.

  • How to deal with customs brokers in respect to tariff code declaration.

  • How to best use of Advance Customs Tariff Ruling.

  • Techniques to outsource information from internet to support our HS Code position at Thai Customs.

  • Update Customs Tariff Dispute at Supreme Court Ruling.

  • How to cope with customs tariff ruling committee upon appeal process.

  • Understand & apply the basic steps of classification for clearance of goods from Customs station.

  • Participants are able to use the search engine to search the correct tariff code.

  • Help importers & exporters to plan their sales & purchase more accurately & profitably by paying the correct customs duties.

  • Able to solve classification problems raise by the Customs department on issues such as arbitrary decision on classification and deny unjustified claims lodged by the department concerned.


  • Post Audit.

  • Surprise Audit.

  • Introduction to Customs Audit practices in Thailand.

  • Customs common mistakes both civil and criminal cases.

  • Understanding benchmarking practices to reduce customs risk.

  • Techniques to resolve customs risk in order to prevent customs penalties.

  • Update Laws customs.


Dr. Sitthichai Promsuwon is a firm’s partner. He advises multinational companies on customs duty and international trade related issues affecting businesses operating in Thailand especially on:

  • Customs duty and tax planning for clients in order to get the most benefit and saving from customs duty privileges across their supply chain including tax compensation, duty drawback, bonded warehouse, Customs free zone, Board of Investment, IEAT free zone, AFTA, FTA, and GSP.

  • Customs duty and tax control prepared for compliance and audit works in various customs and its related issues on behalf of clients to ensure duty and tax efficient across their supply chain including risk management program for customs valuation, tariff classification, import/export licensing and rules of origin; preparation for customs review and audit; and investigation defense.


  • Automotive: Nissan, Daimler, Volvo, Proton, Johoku, Oiles, Omron, Valeo, Aaapico, ZF, Three Bond, USUI, Bando

  • Chemicals: Syngeta, WR Grace, BASF, Volclay, Yara, Huntsman, Enplas, Purac

  • Communications: Bloomberg

  • Electronics: Noble, Celestica, Kaga, Panasonic, NCR, Ten King,Tricon, Millennium Microtech, Hutchinson, L/G, Innovex, Trilitric

  • Energy & Natural Resources: CONOCO, Sclumberger, Chevron, PTT, RRC, Solartron, SPRC

  • Financial Services: SCB

  • Food & Drink: Brown Forman, Maxxium, Diageo, Raisio, Danone, Thai Nippon Food

  • Healthcare: MCTowa, Hoya, Kawasumi

  • Industrial Products: Air Liquide, SIG, Viking, Oriental Copper,Johnson Foil, Metecno, Volex, Canadoil, Sumitomo, Sin Clair

  • Media & Entertainment: Minor, Kidzania, Hyatt, Merlin

  • Metal & Mining: Deltametal, Steel Processing, G-Steel, SSI, Vanomet

  • Pharmaceuticals: Pfizer, ATB, Eisai, Glenmarphama

  • Retail & Consumer Products: Club21, Sara Lee, Tesco, Hanes, OSRAM, Taiping, Caledonia, Italian Fashion, Chanel, Levi, Samsonite

  • Software: Digital River, Les Mill, Blizzard

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