Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:I am a new importer/exporter and looking for information to get started.

A:Please follow the links below for more information:

Q:Where can I get tariff information?

A:To get  tariff information, please refer to the U.S. International Trade Commission Website United States Internationqal Trade Commission

Q:Where can I get  Thailand’s Export Directory?

A:To get  Thailand’s Export Directory, please visit the Sourcing Section of the Department of Export Promotion USA Website Thai Trade Center Los Angeles If you cannot reach certain exporters, you may complete the request form. We will forward your request to the Department of Export Promotion in Bangkok to obtain more details within two weeks.

Q:I cannot fax or e-mail to the exporters. What should I do?

A:If you cannot reach the exporters, send us their details. We will follow up and request that they contact you directly.

Q:How can I get the Certificate of Free Sale?

A:To get the Certificate of Free Sale, please contact the Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. or visit The Office of Thai Commercial Affairs for more information. For any other legalization, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate General in your area. Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles Royal Thai Consulate General, Chicago Royal Thai Consulate General, New York

Q:Can you help with a trade dispute?

A:Yes. Fax or mail a copy of your documents identifying the problems. We will verify your case and provide you advice. If the disputed products are not trade-related and they are for your personal use, please contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). You may visit TAT website at Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Q:How can I import products to the U.S.?

A:To import products to the U.S., please refer to “Importers Manual USA” by Edward Hinkelman (ISBN: 1-885073-93-3) available at any library’s Business Reference Section.

Q:What is Thailand's Brand?

A:The DEP has licensed Thailand’s Brand to be the mark of quality, licensed by the Royal Thai Government to registered products and services that meet certain specifications.  The logo comprises  the words: THAILAND and Diversity & Refinement inside an oval shape which encapsulate the distinctive image of Thailand as the land of diverse productions of products with originality, quality, refined craftsmanship and distinction.

Q:What is The Prime Minister's Export Award (PM Export Award)?

A:The Prime Minister’s Export Award (PM Export Award) is the Thai government’s highest official award granted annually to outstanding Thai exporters of products and services; it showcases and acknowledges  top quality and high standards.

Q:How can I get updated on the regulatory process for certain products?

A:To get updated on the regulatory process for certain products, please refer to the Code of Federal Regulation, the U.S. Government Printing Office Website U.S. Government Printing Office

Q:What are the Exchange Control Regulations in Thailand?

A:Please refer to "Exchange Control Regulations in Thailand (A Guide for the General Public)": The legal basis for exchange control in Thailand is derived from the Exchange Control Act (B.E. 2485) and Ministerial Regulation No.13 (B.E. 2497) issued under the Exchange Control Act.