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Revised of Thailand\'s Tobacco Act.

          1. A large number of tourists chose to knowingly enter Thailand through the Nothing to Declare custom channel despite carrying tobacco or or alcohol far in excess of the amount allowed by Thai laws and regulations. As a result, they could afterwards be subjected to inspections and fines by the Thai Excise Department, which is responsible for the domestic enforcement of Thailands tobacco and alcohol regulations.   

          2. According to Articles 19, 28 and 49 of Thailandss Tobacco Act of B.E. 2509 (1966), visitors to Thailand are permitted (1 carton =10 packs). Violators would be subjected to fines ten times the amount of the regulatory tobacco stamp that would normally be applied to the product, with a minimum fine of Bath 100.
          3. According to Ministerial Regulation No. 27 of the Ministry of Finance of Thailand, the regulatory tobacco stamp on a tobacco pack would be valued at 79% of the price of the pack, which is currently set at 45 Baht per a pack of 20.
          4. In accordance with the details outlined above, visitors bringing into Thailand more than 1 carton of tobacco would be subjected to fines of approximately 3,555 Baht per carton for the excess tobacco.

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