Shipping to Taiwan
Shipping to Taiwan
Officially known as the Republic of China, Taiwan is an island situated near Japan. The island’s capital city is Taipei.
When it comes to international shipping, Taiwan has a number of ports, including the Port of Taichung, thePort of Taipei, the Port of Kaohsiung, and the Port of Keelung.
When shipping cargo to Taiwan, you will need to have your required paperwork in order. This includes photocopies of your shipper’s passport with your signature and photo page. If applicable, make sure that you also have an employment certificate issued by the company you will be working for in Taiwan, and a copy of your arrival stamp and flight number.
If you are shipping to Taiwan, all shipments are 100% customs inspected at the port of entry. With this in mind, do not lock safes, cabinets, suitcases, or any other containers.
To avoid any types of delays in the Taiwanese customs clearance process, it is essential that you arrive for your cargo since your customs declaration information is needed to be completed upon arrival of your shipment to Taiwan.
If you are shipping goods to Taiwan, you are allowed to ship electrical items (one of each kind only), duty and tax free. You can likely import your antiques for personal use duty free to Taiwan with used household goods and personal effects.
Items Restricted When Shipping To Taiwan
There are certain items that you should not ship to Taiwan. This includes the following:
- Avoid shipping animal skins, zoological specimens, and ornaments made of animals
- Excessive import of foods and medicines to Taiwan is not allowed
If you are interested in shipping wine or liquor to Taiwan, keep in mind that you will have to pay taxes on these items. Wines and Liquors are heavily taxed in Taiwan. An Import Permit is required from The Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Monopoly Bureau which takes about to 10 working days to get approval.
Items Not Allowed When Shipping To Taiwan
If you are shipping cargo to Taiwan, keep in mind that certain items are not allowed to enter the country. This includes the following:
- Counterfeit coins
- Gambling apparatus
- Any article produced, manufactured, or originating from Communist China, North Korea, Vietnam, Albania, Romania, USSR and Cuba
- Weapons and firearms of any kind
- Toy guns
- Contraband items as specified by other laws, e.g. fruits, plants from places prevailing with plant diseases, etc.
Vehicle Shipping to Taiwan
If you are moving to Taiwan or returning to the country after having been away, you may be interested in vehicle shipping. Only one vehicle per family is permitted to be shipped to Taiwan. In addition, if the invoice value of the car exceeds USD $20,000, an import permit is required before the car can be shipped to Taiwan.
When shipping a vehicle to Taiwan, you will be expected to pay taxes and fees.Estimate taxes and duties is 60-80% of the assessed value by customs.
In addition, you are not allowed to pack personal items and household goods in your vehicle when shipping it to Taiwan.
After your car clears customs in Taiwan, you are expected to apply for testing at ARTC before you are allowed to use the car. The testing fee is about USD $2000.00 + 5% VAT. After releasing from customs, you must register your vehicle at the Land and Transportation Bureau to get the plate number so that you canoperate the vehicle in the street.
Please make sure you have the following paperwork in order before vehicle shipping to Taiwan:
- Photocopy of the relevant passport pages. If you have a Taiwanese passport, make sure you have your owner’s resident ID.
- All the original paperwork for your vehicle.
The international shipping pros at Cargo Experts will help you navigate thenecessary documentation for your international shipment to Taiwan, while also assisting you with all of the country-specific customs rules, regulations, and duty fees. To learn more about Cargo Experts, go to http://www.cargo-experts.net or call Cargo Experts toll free at 1-866-994-7822.