Customs in Taiwan

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Customs Procedures

Import Procedures
The Customs levies duties on import goods in accordance with Customs Laws, Customs Import Tariff and other relevant regulations. Under the automated Customs system, cargo clearance is categorized into three types, namely C1 (free of paper and cargo examination), C2 (subject to document scrutiny) and C3 (subject to document scrutiny and cargo examination). Please consult the website Fedex for more information.
Specific Import Procedures
Certificates of Origin are required for specific items (tea, shallots, some textiles). Some goods will in addition to the standard documentation noted above, may require DG certification (Perfumes, Liquor, Chemicals, etc). More information on Taiwan Customs Office.
Importing Samples
Beer and liquor samples must follow liquor requirements if over 5 liters. Splitting a shipment to avoid duty/tax is prohibited. Contact Ministry of Finance for Import Business License. Cosmetic samples containing poisonous or potent medicines require an approval letter from the Department of Health.
 

Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports

Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
The duties payable on imported goods are essentially defined on an ad valorem, specific, or selective basis, depending on the items involved. At present the average nominal tariff rate is 8.25% and the average effective rate is 3.25%.
Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
More information on Fedex website.
Preferential Rates
The Taiwanese tariffs are based on the Nomenclature of the Harmonized system of Name and Codification of Goods.
Customs Classification
The Taiwanese tariffs are based on the Nomenclature of the Harmonized system of Name and Codification of Goods. More information on the taiwanese custom's website.
Method of Calculation of Duties
The Taiwanese tariffs are based on the Nomenclature of the Harmonized system of Name and Codification of Goods.
Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)
There are no consular fees.
 

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