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Section 51. The master of every vessel carrying exported goods shall lodge or cause to be lodged by his agent a manifest at the Customs House within six full days from the date of issuing of a clearance certificate, which shall contain the full particulars of the goods set forth in accordance with the official export account. Such manifest shall be furnished in duplicate and shall be accompanied by a certificate in the form prescribed in Schedule 8 of this Act.

Section 52. The master of every vessel which has been cleared for departure shall deliver to the competent official an account of the passengers carried on board his vessel before leaving the limits of the port. Such account shall show the number, sex, and nationality of such passengers, and shall be in such form as prescribed by the Director-General.

Section 53.54 The master of every vessel with a registered tonnage of under two hundred tons departing from the Port of Bangkok shall obtain a Paknam Pass before sailing and shall deliver such pass to the competent official at Paknam. The master of any other vessel departing from the Port of Bangkok shall proceed at a reduced speed when passing through a Customs Checkpoint at Paknam, and when hailed by a Customs official shall answer by giving the name and destination of the vessel. A master who commits an offence under this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding forty thousand Bath.

Section 54.55 If the loading of goods onto any exporting vessel is continued for more than twenty-one days from the commencement of such loading, or if any exporting vessel having loaded goods remains in port beyond such period, a charge as prescribed by the Minister in a Ministerial Regulation shall be imposed and a competent official may detain such vessel until such charge, and any other expense which have been incurred in watching the vessel, shall have been paid. The Director-General may exempt the charge upon production of reasonable proof that the delay was unavoidable.

Section 55.56 If any goods which have been bonded or guaranteed that they will be exported on any vessel was not duly loaded before the departure of such vessel, such goods shall be forfeited unless notice of the reasons for the non-shipment thereof was given to the competent official immediately after the departure of the vessel in order that he may certify the short shipment. If such goods have not been warehoused or issued a new shipment entry for exportation on another vessel by entering under bond or security within fourteen days after the final clearance of the vessel, the submitter of the export entry shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand Bath.

Section 56.57 (Repealed)

Section 57.58 All vessels about to leave a port shall fly the blue-peter flag at the foremast. The flag shall be kept hoisted until the voyage commences. In the case of vessels departing in the afternoon the flag shall be hoisted as from the morning. In the case of vessels departing in the morning the flag shall be hoisted as from the previous afternoon. Any master failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding forty thousand Bath.

Section 58. The transshipment of goods may be permitted once the person authorized to conduct the transshipment has submitted a shipment entry in duplicate in the prescribed form (Schedule 9) provided that no such transshipment shall take place except with the permission and in the presence of a competent customs official.

Section 59.59 (Repealed)

Section 60.60 If any goods upon which a drawback is claimed or allowed is loaded onto a vessel or transported to a quay, wharf or other place for exportation and the competent official finds after an examination that the goods description are inconsistent with the shipment entry, shipping bill, claim form, or other documents, or if the claim in respect of such goods appears to be fraudulent in any respect, all such goods and packages as well as other articles contained therein shall be liable to forfeiture. The applicant for such exportation and drawback claim shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand Bath or treble the amount of the drawback claimed or both the fine and imprisonment.

Overtime Goods

Section 61.61 Goods remaining in the custody of Customs in any of the following manner shall be deemed to be overtime goods:

(1) imported goods which are hazardous goods of the types or categories specified by the Director-General under section 6 (6) for which the importer has not yet paid duty and taken such goods out of the Customs limits within the time period specified by the Director-General in the Government Gazette;

(2) imported goods other than (1) which have remained in the custody of the Customs for a period of two months without a certified shipment entry and not having been paid or placed security for the duties levied on such goods, where the Director-General shall immediately notify the agent of the vessel and a period of fifteen days has passed since the agent of the importing vessel was notified by the Director-General.

In proceeding with overtime goods under paragraph one, the Director-General shall have the power to order a competent official to destroy or to sell such goods by auction, or to order the importer or the agent of the importing vessel to re-export such goods, and if the importer or the agent of the importing vessel fails to comply, the Director-General shall have the power to order a competent official to destroy such overtime goods at the expense of the importer or the agent of the importing vessel, as the case may be.

In ordering a competent official to destroy overtime goods under paragraph two, the method employed for such destruction shall be safe for human beings, animals, plants, property, and environment.

If the Director–General considers that the proceeds of a sale by auction under paragraph two would be less than appropriate, or there are any other justifiable reason, he may order the sale of such goods by any other method, and in the case where the proceeds of the sale either by auction or by such other method would be insufficient to cover the full duty or may cause any unnecessary damage, such goods shall be disposed of as the Director-General shall direct.

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54. As amended by section 4 of the Customs Act (No.19), B.E.2548 (2005).

55. As amended by section 4 of the Customs Act (No. 10), B.E. 2483 (1940).

56. As amended by section 4 of the Customs Act (No.19), B.E.2548 (2005).

57. As repealed by section 13 of the Customs Act (No.19), B.E.2548 (2005).

58. As amended by section 4 of the Customs Act (No.19), B.E.2548 (2005).

59. As repealed by section 9 of the Customs Act (No. 9), B.E. 2482 (1939).

60. As amended by section 4 of the Customs Act (No.19), B.E.2548 (2005).

61. As amended by section 4 of the Customs Act (No. 14), B.E. 2534 (1991).


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