A free zone is a defined area for the benefit of customs duty in the operation of industry, commerce, or other activities that are beneficial to the country's economy. Those wishing to establish a duty-free zone must obtain a permit from the Director-General.
A person who has been granted a license to operate in a duty-free zone is a person who has been granted permission from the Director-General to operate an industrial, commercial, or any other business that is beneficial to the economy of the country in the duty-free zone.
Privileges in the Free Zone
exempt from import duty for goods imported into the Kingdom to enter the duty-free zone in the following cases:
machinery, equipment, tools, appliances including components thereof that are necessary for the operation of the business including items used to create assemble or install a factory or building in a duty-free zone
Goods imported for use in industrial, commercial, or any other business that is beneficial to the country's economy; or
Goods released from other free zones
exempt from export duty For goods released from the duty-free zone to be exported outside the Kingdom
In the case where there is a law stipulating that any goods are exempted or duty refunded when they are exported out of the Kingdom if the goods are brought into the duty-free zone to exempt or return the duty It shall be deemed that such goods have been exported out of the Kingdom at the time such goods are brought into the duty-free zone.
exempted from the enforcement of the law in relation to the control of importation into the Kingdom exporting outside the kingdom Possession or utilization of goods imported into the Kingdom or raw materials within the Kingdom imported into a duty-free zone for the purpose of producing, mixing, assembling, packing or otherwise processing the goods. with the objective of exporting outside the Kingdom For operators in duty-free zones in the following areas
Free Zone at Don Mueang Airport Suvarnabhumi Airport and U-Tapao Airport
Free Zone established in the area of the Special Economic Development Zone
Free Zone established in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
license fee and annual fees
Obtaining Privileges in a Free Zone as the Establisher of a Free Zone or business operators in the duty free zone License fee must be paid. and annual fees as follows:
The license fee for the establishment of a duty free zone is 10,000 baht.
The annual fee for the establishment of the duty free zone is 300,000 baht.
License fee for business operators in the duty free zone 5,000 baht.
Annual fee for operators in the duty free zone 15,000 baht.