If your are considering doing your own clearances or would like to bolster your fundamental knowledge, techniques to declare HS Codes to prevent customs offenses and planning to use advanced rules of Origin Ruling!!! Intensive Workshop on May 17th - 18th, 2018

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.

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.

We would like to arrange this CUSTOMS DUTY WORKSHOP TOWARDS 2018 training course!!!

Customs Duties Workshop Toward 2018


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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