The Customs office was built in B.E. 2497 to replace a Customs House, known as the Customs Department.
Since its founding, the traditional role of the The Customs Department – Thailand has involved the collection of national revenues. However, in today’s modern and global economy, its responsibilities are changing as revenue collected by Customs is no longer the primary source of government income.
Customs administrations are faced with increasing volumes of international trade without corresponding increases in resources and greater expectations from business for faster clearance times. At the same time, the governments and society expect Customs to facilitate global trade and provide an effective control on imports, exports and transit goods. A well-functioning, modern Customs in today’s global economy is essential.
Customs current role, in particular relating to global trade facilitation, control of the movement of goods, and supply chain security ensures that traders and stakeholder expectations are met.