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Counterfeit alcohol products affecting UK exporters/investors in Thailand

in Thailand

Trade barrier summary

Counterfeit alcohol is often produced in Thailand and sold as ‘duty-free goods’ at half price through stores along the border and on social media platforms.

The Thai Excise Department is working to combat sales via illegal social media channels and stores that are especially prominent along the border.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

24 May 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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