Most times, when it comes to international parcel delivery (ค่าส่งพัสดุไปต่างประเทศ, which is the term in Thai), parcels are mainly transported by air. In other cases, parcels could be conveyed by sea or by road. All these depend on their expected delivery time and the country where you want your package to be delivered.
Prices For International Parcels
The price of international shipping varies depending on its place of departure, the supposed country where the parcel is to be delivered, the size of the parcel and its weight, the postal delivery range. In a situation where you would like to send a cheap parcel, you will have to ensure that the parcel to be delivered is not overweight. In a case where it is overweight, you will need to reduce the weight.
Items Restricted In International Parcel Delivery
Due to health security and economic reasons, some states restrict and do not allow the entry of some goods into their countries. For example, it is not allowed to send a product like rice in South Korea as well as sending coffee in Colombia. The sending of alcohols and tobacco are restricted almost in many countries. There are products which are banned internationally. Examples are explosive materials, inflammable liquids and solids, live animals, magnetic objects, and many more.
Parcel deliveries of all destinations which are outside the European Union, including a country’s postage to overseas (ค่าส่งไปรษณีย์ไปต่างประเทศ, which is the term in Thai) is affected by customs formalities. The shipping and customs rules differ in the countries involved. Several documents are needed for customs clearance. This includes invoices and origin declaration.
Moreover, it is necessary to declare the contents or documents of your parcel in customs so that the customs personnel would not need to open it to check the information provided. It must ensure that your parcel does not consist of any prohibited product. In some cases, payment of customs duties and import taxes might also be requested.