Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:00
Customs gets tough over toxic imports
More stringent checks planned to reduce rising trend of plastic and e-waste influx.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:00
Thai weddings all the rage for young Chinese
China’s 1.5-trillion yuan wedding industry has been built on centuries-old customs, but today affluent young Chinese couples are shifting away from traditional ceremonies in favour of quality, customisation and social media resonance.
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 18:00
Bt2m of contraband destroyed
About 4,000 counterfeit items, valued at around Bt2 million, included prohibited imported goods, were torched at the incinerator in Phuket Town on Thursday, led by Phuket Customs Office Chief Kanjana Suwachino.
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:41
‘Ice’ found in parcel to be sent to Israel
Thailand Post and customs officials on Saturday found a small amount of crystal methamphetamine inside a parcel sent from Chiang Rai to an address in Israel.
Thu, 31 May 2018 01:00
Odd customs at Customs
Re: “Excise official offers to make amends to tourists hit with liquor fine”, News, May 25.
Wed, 30 May 2018 12:21
Over 6,000 orchids intercepted on way to Laos
Customs officials in Nong Khai intercepted 6,419 orchids of various species that were being smuggled into Laos.
Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00
Battle against pollution has pride of place among China’s policies
The latest crackdown on waste shipments from overseas, launched by China’s General Administration of Customs on Tuesday, reflects the government’s firm determination to prevent the continuous inflow of foreign waste in efforts to combat pollution.
Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00
Online VES system to ease cross-border journeys
AS PART OF continuous efforts to enhance the delivery of services to traders and the public, Brunei’s Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) has announced the implementation of an online Vehicle Exit/Entry System.
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:41
Customs foils attempt to smuggle meth worth RM3.85mil from Thailand
The Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle RM3.85mil worth of drugs from Thailand into the country on Monday.
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:38
Customs revokes ‘confusing’ travel rule on expensive personal items
The Customs Department on Tuesday annulled a regulation issued in February requiring travellers leaving and entering the country via airports to declare personal belongings such as cameras, brand-name handbags, mobile phones and computer notebooks.
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:00
Was Ronald Reagan right?
Nation-states have their military forces to protect their land, their sovereignty, laws and customs.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:46
Huge haul of contraband found at Chon Buri port
The Customs Department has announced its success in intercepting contraband, pornographic material and e-cigarettes, as well as processed Burmese rosewood, Siamese rosewood and other hardwood logs that were prohibited for export.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:24
CUSTOMS Item declaration not a new procedure
In response to a issue on social media on customs procedures, Chaiyut Kumkun, deputy director-general and spokesman of the Customs Department, explained that the procedures including passengers’ declaration and check-through of items such as notebooks, cameras, among others, have been implemented for long time.
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:48
Customs Dept, Johnson discuss collaboration in suppressing illegal wildlife trade
The head of the Customs Department on Monday welcomed Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom’s secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, for a discussion on Thai-UK collaboration in battling the trade in endangered species.
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:30
Eight Chinese New Year Traditions to get right
Chinese New Year is just around the corner but what do the customs and food eaten during this festive season mean?