If you wonder why there is no made-in-Thailand Red Bull in China given the fact TC Pharmaceutical Industries can easily ship its Red Bull from Thailand to Yunnan. The reason is starting 24 March 2006, China’s quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), banned the import of made-in-Thailand Red Bull energy drink citing excessive caffeine content. Only travelers are allowed to bring two cans each per person for self consumption purposes.
So this solves the riddle. However, it also highlights the fact that the Red Bull made and sold in China is less potent than the Thai version. Perhaps you need two made-in-China Red Bull to keep you awake. Group buying of made-in-Thailand Red Bull like the one below is also illegal.
|Group buying of Thai Red Bull on yuanchantuan.com in 2012|