Thailand’s Department of Industrial Work (DIW) published the rules and conditions regarding the notification and licensing of the transit of hazardous substance under the responsibility of Thai DIW on 2 December 2019 (link (available in Thai)).
The highlights of the Announcement of the Department of Industrial Works are as follows:
- Transit of hazardous substance type 1 or 2 shall notify to the DIW officer with the form WoAo/AoKor 26.
- Transit of type 3 hazardous substance shall apply for licensing with the form WoAo/AoKor 27.
- Submission of the above forms can be done in person at DIW office or via the online system.
- The applicant of the hazardous substance transit shall be a Thai entity (registered company as the importer and exporter of a hazardous substance).
- Have approval from the Customs for crossing the border, or transit or transshipment.
- Applicant shall have the insurance for any expense which may occur regarding the disposal or handling of the hazardous substance according to Section 52, Section 52/2, and Section 88 of the Hazardous substance Act B.E. 2535, the 4th amendment B.E. 2562 by having a contract according to the form WoAo/AoKor 25. The minimum guarantee limit is 100000 THB. Transit of hazardous substance sub-list 5.2 shall have the minimum guarantee limit of 500000 THB.
- After export of the hazardous substance and return of the transit declaration documents to DIW, then company can request a refund of collaterals.
- After the submission of complete information, the process may take 15 working days.
- Approval of the transit of type 1 and 2 hazardous substances will be issued via WoAo/AoKor 26; for type 3 substances the authority will issue WoAo/AoKor 28.
- In order to collect the transit approval document (WoAo/AoKor 26 or 28), the company shall bring the Bill of Lading or Airway Bill too.
- In case the authority rejects the application or refuse to give approval, the authority shall inform the applicant within 7 working days after submission date.