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1. Posted by chinx (Budding Member 53 posts) 10y

i´m travelling to thailand, camdodia.... this summer and iwas thinking in buyig things there to sell in my country (to friends)to pay part of my trip i thought about clothes(about 100 or 150 t-shirts)of different brands. would i have problems at the airport?
thanks in advance

2. Posted by Namaste (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

Well, I don't know but I think that such an amount of t-shirts will provoke some suspicion, don't you think so? Especially when it's counterfeit (and most clothing on the thai markets ís). The Thai are pretty severe. Several tourists already ended up in jail, but I think that their suitcase wasn't exactly filled with t-shirts but with other stuff... You can send them by smaller amounts by airplane, lot's of people send souvenirs this way, but then you'll be raising your costs and that's not the intention I guess.
Grz, and good luck!

3. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting chinx

i´m travelling to thailand, camdodia.... this summer and iwas thinking in buyig things there to sell in my country (to friends)to pay part of my trip i thought about clothes(about 100 or 150 t-shirts)of different brands. would i have problems at the airport?
thanks in advance

Hi,
If you decide to do it, make sure you check your country's 'textile import' rules before you go or you may have problems at customs. Depending on the fabric, you may or may not be allowed to take them in. I don't know about your country, but some have very stringent textile regulations and they require paperwork to accompany anything that is brought in. Natural fibres such as cotton and wool are the most difficult but it also depends where you are importing from. You may have to specify the full name of the manufacturer with address etc., so be prepared. With garments such as sweaters and t-shirts, most customs ask that you specify content, weight and thread count also. You may not have any trouble at all but it's wise to be prepared.
6 billion dollars worth of textiles were seized in the last year...a big loss for some-bodies.

Have a happy trip and stay safe :)