Additional Required Documents

Fumigation Certificate

Because fumigation is the most effective and widely used procedure to eliminate the pests that cause damage to exported grain in either storage or shipment. Fumigation is also the method used to prevent foreign pests from entering the country through imported products and through wooden packing materials. FAO will quarantine these imported goods and products until they are fumigated and certified pest free by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ).

Fumigation certificate is required as proof that the packing materials (e.g. wooden crates, wood, wool etc) or even the wooden commodities, have been fumigated or sterilized. Certificates contain details such as purpose of treatment, articles concerned, temperature range used, chemicals and concentration used etc.

In the case when your commodities are breakable, we often provide you the wooden packing according to the safety requirement.

The fumigation certificate costs 1,500 baht per shipment for most sea shipment to most of the country, but it costs 3,500 baht per shipment for sea shipment to Australia.

Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin is a document used in international trade. It traditionally states from what country the shipped goods originate, which means the country where their goods are actually made.

When countries unite in trading agreements, they may allow Certificate of Origin to state the trading bloc as origin, rather than the specific country.

The CO is primarily important for classifying the goods in the customs regulations of the importing country, thus defining how much duty shall be paid. But it may also be important for import quota purposes and for statistical purposes, and especially for food shipments, it may also be important for health regulations.

Before concluding a transaction, the exporter and importer should always clarify whether a CO is required, and if so, agree on exactly the form and content of the CO.

Certificate of Origin costs 1,000 baht per shipment, in case when the CO is required.

Certificates of Origin can be broadly classified into types, namely Ordinary Certificates of Origin and a Preferential Certificates of Origin.
1. Ordinary Certificate of Origin: An Ordinary Certificate of Origin is a document that can be used to satisfy buyers that the products exported are wholly obtained, produced or manufactured in Thailand.

2. Preferential Certificate of Origin: A Preferential Certificate of Origin is a document that can help improve the competitive edge of exports by enabling buyers to claim preferential tariff treatment when importing the products under one of the Schemes of Preferences or Free Trade Agreements. The Preferential CO is categorized as listed below:

(1) Certificate of Origin Form A:
The Certificate of Origin Form A is issued for the goods eligible for import preferential tariff under GSP schemes granted by various countries /country groups e.g. EU, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Norway, etc.

(2) Certificate of Origin Form D:
The Certificate of Origin Form D is issued for the goods eligible for import preferential tariff under CEPT scheme for the ASEAN countries

(3) Certificate of Origin Form E:
The Certificate of Origin Form E is issued for the goods eligible for import preferential tariff under ASEAN-China FTA.

(4) Certificate of Origin Form GSTP:
The Certificate of Origin Form GSTP is issued for the goods eligible for import preferential tariff when exported to 40 developing countries e.g. Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Cuba, etc.

(5) Certificate of Origin Form FTA:
The Certificate of Origin Form FTA is issued for the goods eligible for import preferential tariff under FTA schemes. In the meantime, there are four countries signed FTA with Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, India, and China.

Phytosanitary Certificate

The purpose of the phytosanitary certificate, Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) in according to FAO International Convention, is to expedite the entry of plants or plant products into a foreign country. This certificate certifies to a foreign country that the plants or plant products described were inspected by the Thai Government and are free from quarantine pests and other injurious pests of specific concern to the importing country. This certificate is completed by Thai's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.

The phytosanitary costs 1,000 baht per shipment both by sea and air to all foreign country.

ISF 10+2 Form

The Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements is intended to help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States by requiring both importers and carriers to submit additional cargo information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel.

Under ISF 10+2, the importer is responsible for filing the following information prior to shipment loading at load port:

1. Manufacturer (or supplier) name and address
2. Seller name and address
3. Buyer name and address
4. Ship to name and address
5. Container stuffing location
6. Consolidator (stuffer) name and address
7. mporter of record number/FTZ (Free Trade Zone) applicant identification number
8. Consignee number(s)
9. Country of origin
10. Commodity HTSUS number (up to the 6 digit level required, 10 is accepted)

The Importer Security Filing (ISF) must be updated as soon as more accurate or precise data becomes available and no later than 72 hours prior to vessal loading date.

The ISF will also need to include two data elements that must be submitted as early as possible, but no later than 72 hours prior to vessa loading date. These data elements are:

1. Container stuffing location
2. Consolidator

* The penalty for not filing the Importer Security Filing 10+2 is $5,000