Information about transport Thailand

For many of you Thailand is no doubt a wonderful and popular holiday destination. For TCI Carriers, Thailand is an important market. We export and import daily to and from this exotic country.  We offer the following services for all your shipments (export, import, cross trades and the preparation of customs documents):

  • Sea Freight – LCL shipments
  • Sea Freight – FCL shipments
  • Air Freight

Required transport documents for export and import Thailand

  • Commercial invoice: Clearance of goods requires an invoice in duplicate in English.
  • Certificates of origin: Certificates of origin are not required unless specifically requested by the importer or when opening an L/C. A certificate of origin can be requested at the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Transport documents: B/L or Air Waybill
  • Packing lists: A packing list must be included if the consignment consists of several packages.
  • Single Administrative Document: The Single Administrative Document (SAD) is a standard form for, inter alia, declaring exports with the customs authorities. We can digitally submit the declaration on your behalf.
  • Other documents Pro forma invoice: The pro forma invoice is required for the application of an automatic or non-automatic import licence and for opening an L/C.

PLEASE NOTE: The required documents may be subject to change. We recommend that you contact your representative prior to shipping in order to check the requirement documentation.

(Source: National Entrepreneurs Office (RvO).)

Thailand Facts & Figures

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a kingdom in Southeast Asia. The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok. Until 1939 the country was called Siam.

  • Capital city: Bangkok
  • Country code: +66
  • Currency: Thai baht
  • Major ports: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Laem Chabang
  • Population: 67.01 million

(source: Wikipedia)

Thailand’s economy

  • Thailand has a free market economy, with the private sector being the main sector. Growing exports, government spending and consumer spending have formed a basis for economic growth. Thai exports rose slightly in 2013, in particular export to the ASEAN countries and China increased sharply.
  • The economic policy of the government of Thailand is aimed at increasing economic growth by stimulating domestic demand, so as to become less dependent on external influences. For a country that until now has always been heavily dependent on exports and foreign investment this will not be an easy task. The government tries to boost domestic consumption through much public spending. Other goals include rural development and improving the living standards of the poor.
  • Due to increased consumer spending and strong economic growth, the labour market experienced a recovery. Unemployment is the highest in North and Northeast Thailand and the lowest in and around the capital Bangkok.


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