Export and import of equipment for filming should be carried out in accordance with the Customs Department regulations and rules including those on payment of taxes and bonds. However, in cases where the equipment is of a professional nature, it may be declared under ATA Carnet Agreement for temporary exemption from import tax and duty.
Before arriving in Thailand foreign film production company to check if their country (of origin) is a member of the ATA Carnet Agreement. If yes, then they have the privilege to declare their professional equipment under this ATA Carnet Agreement.
Your local service producer must inform the Film Board Of Thailand about the specific locations laid out in the shoot itinerary at least two days prior to filming there. Then when foreign filming crew’s arrival, the Film Board of Thailand will nominate and appoint a Film Board of Thailand representative to accompany and monitor the film crew’s activities on confirmed locations.