How much are wine import tax in Thailand?
Wine Import tax in Thailand are four kinds:
- Local Taxes
- Value Added Tax
The below data are related ONLY to seafreight Commercial cargo, and not applicable to shipment by express courier. Kindly note that import procedure for samples or small quantities can be extremely complicated and expensive and may lead in some cases to product seizure.
WINE DUTY TAX IN THAILAND
Import Duty on wine is calculated ad-valorem, based on the purchase invoice. Countries without FTA (e.g. Italy, France, USA) pay 54%, for Countries like New Zealand, Australia, Chile duties are reduced. Proof of payment can be demanded and value can be increased by Custom.
WINE EXCISE TAX IN THAILAND
Wine Excise is calculated in two different ways:
- Ad valorem tax, based on intended retail price in Thailand. If retail price is above 1.000 THB tax is 10% of the declared price. If 999 THB or below, tax is zero.
- Tax based on Alcohol content according to this formula: (Alcohol content x Content in litres x 1500 THB) / 100
Summarizing, one 0.75 litres bottle of wine with 14% alcohol content, sold in the shop at 1.400 THB, will pay: 0.75*14*1500/100 = 157.50 THB based on alcohol and 1400*10% = 140 THB. Total excise shall be 297.50
WINE LOCAL TAXES IN THAILAND
Wine Additional local taxes are five different, calculated on the amount of Excise paid: 10% + 2% + 1.5% + 2% + 2%. In this case, our bottle paying 297.50 THB Excise Tax will be levied a further 52.06 THB, for a total of 349.56 THB.
WINE VALUE ADDED TAX IN THAILAND
VAT for wine is 7% calculated on the CIF price + Duty + Excise + Local Taxes.
Globally import tax on wine in Thailand are 400% of the purchase price.
We remind you that labels must be approved before import; timeline is about 20/30 days. Siam Trade Development can get a license for you and take care of import procedure of your wine.