Intensive Workshop on August 3rd - 4th, 2017

Currently, government agencies have entered into FTAs, but the private sector, particularly import / export businesses. Not fully utilized tax benefits. Especially the choice to use FTA to save the most taxes and operators should make use of the various FTAs to restructure their production in line with the Rules of Origin, which are different for each FTA to maximize the benefits. So issues the "rules of origin" are both opportunities and great challenges for international trade at this time and in the future. In the increasingly competitive market environment (How to get the best benefit from Thailand's FTAs currently applicable).

In addition, the government sector by the Department of Customs and Department of Foreign Trade is currently focusing more on the issue of rules of origin and certificates of origin. Consequently, operators should be prepared for a more rigorous examination of the proper use of these rules of origin (FTAs with current Customs / DFT review audit practices).

At present, the customs declaration is still very problematic. It is a matter of which the Customs Department usually performs post-release inspections (Customs Post Audit) and often has the most practical problems at the time of import or export. If the customs value is low or incorrect it will affect the assessment of duty. Due to the increased duty including penalties and surcharge Importers / exporters often have a great opportunity to declare customs value due to the difficulty and complexity of the customs valuation rules (Frequently mistakes found during customs audit).

The Thai customs valuation system in various industries is still incomplete and inconsistent with the GATT / WTO appraisal agreement in Thailand since 1995 and the GATT has been used since 2000. Only customs valuation of raw materials and imported goods for production and resale or in the case of importation of finished goods, many times the customs officials determine the customs value using different "discretion". This may be because the principles of Thai customs valuation are not clear. Including the customs valuation shown in the Customs Act.1969, the various regulations are not clear enough (GATT Valuation, Thai Regulation and its implications). So, the company organized seminars on topics. "Thailand’s FTAs with 2017 Rules of Origin Strategies & Customs value for import and export" is for the benefit of import-export business operators how to get the best benefit from Thailand’s FTAs rules of origin strategies and understanding customs valuation methods, exploring all issues related to customs value and survival techniques of being monitored.

Process Safety and Risk Reduction


WORKSHOP A: How to Get the Best Benefit from Thailand’s FTAs with 2017 Rules of Origin Strategies.

  • ASEAN-China Updated 2017.

  • Leaning to ATIGA Rules of Origin.


  • Insignificant Difference and Its Implications.

  • Updated Self-Certification System: SC.

  • A strategy for the selection of privileges according to the rules of origin to associate with other types of tax privileges ;Free Zone, BOI and Bonded Warehouse.

  • How to risk management FTA with Guaranteed Entries.

  • The use of tariffs HS Codes and FTA.

  • Customs FTA issues often found upon importation.

  • Planning to use Advanced Rules of Origin Ruling.

  • Customs Post Audit and FTA.

WORKSHOP B: Customs Valuation for Import and Export: Planning & Control.

  • Greater understanding of this issue to customs valuation.

  • GATT Valuation and its implications.

  • Conditions to adjust the CIF price.

  • Update Customs valuation methods.

  • Withholding tax and customs audit issues.

  • ITA imports and customs risk management.

  • How to deal with Thai customs discretion.

  • Samples [and like] and its customs valuation.

  • Case Study: Customs valuation found during customs audit taken place.

  • How to settle customs valuation case at various levels i.e. guarantee, appeal, courts.

  • Knowledge and understanding of valuing goods.

  • Having the ability to differentiate and recognize the false and authentic invoices and other documents presented for assessments of imports or exports.

  • To be able to administer an efficient and affective system of valuation that is fair, uniformed and neutral.


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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