Trade Compliance in Taiwan

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International Conventions
Member of World Trade Organisation
Main International Economic Cooperation
In addition to the WTO, Taiwan is a member of the Asian Development Bank as "Taipei, China" and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum as "Chinese Taipei". These developments reflect Taiwan's economic importance and its desire to become further integrated into the global economy. Taiwan and China have signed in 2010 an Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement which plans to facilitate trade between the two "partners" in organizing the progressive reduction of tariffs on hundreds of goods and facilitating the opening of some service industries.
Party of the ATA Convention on Temporary Admissions and Use of the Carnets

As a Reminder, the ATA is a System Allowing the Free Movement of Goods Across Frontiers and Their Temporary Admission Into a Customs Territory With Relief From Duties and Taxes. The Goods Are Covered By a Single Document Known as the ATA Carnet That is Secured By an International Guarantee System.
Look Up the Other Member Countries And Read the Web Pages of the World Customs Organization Devoted to the ATA Carnet.
Party of the TIR Convention

As a Reminder, the TIR Convention and its Transit Regime Contribute to the Facilitation of International Transport, Especially International Road Transport, Not Only in Europe and the Middle East, But Also in Other Parts of the World, Such as Africa and Latin America.
The UNCTAD Website Allows You to Read the TIR Convention, See the List of Member Countries And to Find Further Information.
Accompanying Documents For Imports
Commercial invoice, bill of lading or airway bill, packing list, and certificate of origin. More information on Fedex website.
Free Zones
After approval for “The Act for the establishment and Management of Free Ports” in 2003, there are five free ports approved, and two of them are under operation now. Keelung Free Port was the first free port began its operation in September 2004, and the second free port is Kaohsiung Free Port operated in January 2005.
For Further Information
Taipei custom office.
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Non Tariff Barriers
A very open country, with very low Customs duties. However, many Chinese products are prohibited (especially foodstuffs). Some agricultural products are protected, but this is limited as Taiwan is part of the WTO.
Assessment of Commercial Policy
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the United States
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the EU.
Sanitary and phytosanitary barriers, inventoried by the EU.
Find more on about Trade Policy in Taiwan.

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