Customs Clearance Certificate To Export Art Outside Thailand

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Established by Fine Art Department of Bangkok

The export of some works of Art requires permission from the Fine Arts Department. It means that the piece needs to be approved for export by the Department and sealed before to being exported outside Thailand. This restriction mainly concerns big marble pieces or some representations of Buddha.

This law dates back to 1961 and is still in force and specifies that:

“No person shall export or take out of the Kingdom any antique or object of art irrespective of whether they arc registered or not, unless a licence has been obtained from the Director-General. The application for a licence and the licence itself shall be in the form prescribed by the Director-General. The foregoing paragraph shall not apply to the sending of antique or object of art in transit. The licensee for exporting or taking any antique or object of art out of the Kingdom has to pay fees as fixed by the Ministerial Regulations, such fecs shall not exceed those in the Schedule annexed to this Act.”

Chapter 2, Antiques and objects of Art, Section 22, from the Act on Ancient Monuments, Antiques, Objects of Art and National Museums.

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