Announcement: Cordycep is dutiable in Thailand

This is to inform all concerned that, Cordycep is a dutiable good in Thailand. The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives would like to recommend anyone wishing to export cordyceps to Thailand to kindly get import permit from the Thai Department of Health and Food Control and then declare at the customs at Bangkok airport. Then one has to pay 30 % duty on Thai value for cordyceps, which is fixed at Thai Baht 200,000 -2, 50,000 per kg (Nu. 4-5 lakhs per kg) depending upon quality assessed.

And in the event, if the cordyceps is illegally imported then the goods will be confiscated for good. If confiscation is challenged, the case will be forwarded to Thai airport police, whereby, the illegal importer will be detained and charged with criminal acts, including imprisonment. Then 130% penalty will be imposed and the goods will not be returned as well. The export permits issued by Bhutan shall not be sufficient to legally import to Thailand.

For more Thai customs regulation details, kindly visit Thai Customs website or contact us at 322909/335741.

– DAMC

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