Guide to Sending Parcels to Taiwan

Since the early 1960s, Taiwan has undergone a massive economic transformation. It is now the world's largest supplier of computer chips, a leading LCD panel manufacturer, and designer and builder of many other consumer electronics.

The Taiwanese have also become e-commerce leaders by having a 93% internet penetration rate (2019) and the highest proportion of internet shoppers in Asia.

With a large English speaking business community, shipping your goods to and from Taiwan couldn't be more lucrative.

Information for this page was taken from Taipei Customs and the Taiwani Ministry of Economy & Industry.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Full tracking information for parcels to Taiwan is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Apr 18, 2021
8:49 am
Taichung, TA, TW
Delivered
Apr 17, 2021
7:18 am
Tainan, TA, TW
In transit
Apr 16, 2021
9:03 pm
Chiayi, CH, TW
International Clearance
Apr 16, 2021
8:14 am
Kaohsiung, KA, TW
In transit
Apr 16, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Apr 15, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Taiwan before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Taiwan

Documents Only

Taiwan accepts the following as document shipments providing they have no monetary value, i.e. they are not for sale:

  • Advertising literature
  • Annual reports
  • Bids and proposals
  • Blueprints and drawings
  • Brochures and pamphlets
  • Business cards
  • Cash letters
  • Catalogues and price lists
  • Charts and graphs
  • Computer print-outs
  • Greeting cards and invitations
  • Intercompany mail
  • Manuscripts
  • Microfilms and microfiches
  • Passports
  • Photographs and slides
  • Seismic data
  • Sepia drawings
  • Specification sheets
  • Technical manuals
  • Traveller's cheques
  • Visa applications

The following items may be shipped as documents if they abide by the conditions listed.

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Only if blank
Cheques Only if blank
Intercompany data on CD-Roms and discs Maximum of 10 pieces per shipment
Stationery Only if blank
Tapes - audio, magnetic, video Maximum of 4 tapes

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Taiwan

Shipping Gifts

There are no exemptions from duties and taxes when shipping gifts to Taiwan.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipped to an individual in Taiwan from an individual in Canada will incur duties and taxes. There are no exemptions.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipped to a business in Taiwan from a business in Canada will incur duties and taxes. There are no exemptions.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

A gift shipped from a business in Canada to an individual in Taiwan will incur duties and taxes. There are no exemptions


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If you are sending several gifts in one package, be sure to wrap and tag each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Taiwan

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects may be shipped to Taiwan as unaccompanied baggage exempt from duties providing:

  • They arrive within 6 months from when the owner has entered Taiwan
  • The shipment clears customs within 15 days of its arrival in Taiwan
  • Their value is no more than NT$20,000 per passenger (about $925 CAD)
  • The items are declared in writing using the ROC Customs Declaration Form

Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time regarding students shipping personal effects to Taiwan for a temporary stay in the country.

Non-Students

There is no information at this time regarding shipping personal effects to Taiwan for a temporary stay in the country

Moving Permanently

There is no information at this time regarding shipping personal effects to Taiwan for a permanent stay in the country


Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • For travellers shipping unaccompanied baggage, complete the ROC Customs Declaration Form

Sources:
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/cp.aspx?n=07E6C230459CD820#:~:text=(1)%20Luggage%20or%20goods%20with,3
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/cp.aspx?n=07E6C230459CD820
https://webfile.customs.gov.tw/Download.ashx?u=LzAwMS9VcGxvYWQvMTIvY2tmaWxlLzhhOWFkNzhkLTZjYzMtNGYzNi05YTdlLTEwYWFkNDQ4MDc4MC5wZGY%3d&n=RGVjbGFyYXRpb24gRm9ybS5wZGY%3d&icon=.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Taiwan

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Most food products may not enter Taiwan as shipped goods because they will not meet the processing and quarantine requirements. This is particularly true for meat and its byproducts of land animals.

Do Not Ship

  • Fruits
  • Meat and products from land animals
  • Live animals
  • Plants
Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=0C17752E865E33BD&sms=B4E63546A494169D&s=3B652E1FC407EF88

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Taiwan

Samples

Commercial samples may be shipped to Taiwan from Canada exempt from duty if:

  • Have no monetary value, i.e. cannot be exchanged for money
  • Their value is no more than NT$12,000 (about $550 CAD)
  • The goods are marked or stamped: Not for Sale or Sample

Samples are shipped to encourage sales of products.

Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample
  • Articles are marked: Not for Sale

Sources:
https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=G0350017
https://law-out.mof.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?id=20434

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Taiwan

Advertising Material

Advertising material may be shipped to Taiwan from Canada exempt from duty if:

  • It has no commercial value, i.e. cannot be exchanged for money
  • The value of the shipment is no more than NT$12,000 (about $550 CAD)
  • The items display printing or engraving of the advertiser's trademark or logo

Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The items display printing or engraving of the advertiser's trademark or logo

Sources:
https://law-out.mof.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?id=20434
https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=G0350017

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Taiwan

Repairs

Equipment repaired in Canada under warranty at no cost can be shipped to Taiwan exempt from customs duty.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment shipped to Canada for repair that is under warranty will be exempt from customs duty when returned to Taiwan.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment no longer under warranty that is sent to Canada for repair will incur customs duty on the value of the repair work.

Sending Product for Repair to Taiwan

There is no information at this time regarding shipping equipment to Taiwan from Canada for repair.

Returning Repaired Product to Taiwan

Equipment repaired in Canada and returned to Taiwan will incur customs duty on the cost of the repair.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Taiwan or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://law-out.mof.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?id=20434
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=8F2F08FE99DF343D&sms=8D23B1903F3EE8E5&s=94CAFBB13E4EFF7B
https://investtaiwan.nat.gov.tw/showPage?lang=eng&search=61v
https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=G0350072

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Taiwan

Temporary Imports

Goods may be imported temporarily to Taiwan from Canada providing a financial guarantee is placed equal to the amount of duty owing on the customs value of the shipment.

Goods of a temporary nature include:

  • Those displayed at an exhibition, show, meeting, conference, and international fairs
  • Professional equipment and instruments
  • Commercial samples

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Taiwan, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice. More details are shown in the table.

Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 1 year in Taiwan

NOTES:

  • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently.
  • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. typically cannot clear goods of temporary nature)

Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=A4016B32EF9740B3&sms=DFC47C8A8A3C8CBF&s=AE8D17B4336732B0
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=078AC01FC418C975&sms=25A404D02719FEEC&s=B45EBEAFDE5DF946
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=A4016B32EF9740B3&sms=DFC47C8A8A3C8CBF&s=3C61C7D3FE81DF89
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News.aspx?n=078AC01FC418C975&sms=25A404D02719FEEC
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/News.aspx?n=A4016B32EF9740B3&sms=DFC47C8A8A3C8CBF

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Taiwan

Permanent/Sold Goods

Sold goods with a value of NT$2,000 (about $95 CAD) or less will not incur duty or VAT providing they do not contain alcoholic beverages of tobacco products.

Occasional Shipper

Most goods can be imported without permits and licencing

Regular Shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Taiwan, we recommend the use of a Taiwanese licenced customs broker.

Sources:
https://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/taiwan-import-requirements-and-documentation

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Lee Teng-hui
No. 221, Sec 2
Zhi Shan Rd
Shilin District
Taipei City
Taiwan 111

Phone: +886 2 2881 2021
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Apr 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Taiwan. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Taiwan, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Goods that are prohibited may not enter Taiwan while those deemed restricted may enter, but must abide by quantity limits or other rules

Prohibited Items

  • Fruits, live animals, plants and their parts
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods
  • Illicit and non-prescription drugs, including narcotics, cannabi, and marijuana
  • Fake currencies and securities
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Assault knives

Restricted Goods

  • Non-prescription and prescription drugs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Pet food

Sources:
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/cp.aspx?n=07E6C230459CD820#:~:text=(1)%20Luggage%20or%20goods%20with,3
https://law-out.mof.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?id=20440

Duty & Taxes

Customs duties and taxes are based on the CIF value of a shipment, i.e. the sum of the custom duty, insurance, and freight costs

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By knowing the CIF value of a shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and VAT owing by the recipient


Thresholds

The duty and tax threshold - the de minimis value - for shipments to Taiwan is NT$2,000 (about $95 CAD). This means that duty or taxes are exempt on shipments below this value, providing they do not contain tobacco products or alcoholic beverages.


NOTES:

  • This exemption is limited to 6 shipments to the same recipient every 6 months, i.e. from January to June and July to December.
  • If 2 or more shipments arrive on the same day to the same recipient from the same sender in Canada, the value of the shipments will be combined.

Currency New Taiwan dollars (TWD)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value NT$2,000 (about $95 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 5%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
NT$2,000 (about $95 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

Imports incur a VAT of 5% and a potential duty of up to 30%. Duty-free items include books, laptops, and other electronics.

Excise taxes

Shipments of tobacco and tobacco products, including cigars and cigarettes, as well as alcoholic beverages incur excise taxes.

Detailed tax rates for these projects can be found by clicking here.


  • Candy27.5%
  • Chocolate10%
  • Spirits and Wines0% (spirits)/ 10% (wines)
  • Tobacco20% - 27%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles0%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras3.4%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats12%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics0%
  • Jewellery0%
  • Shirts & Pants10% - 12%
  • Home Appliances0% - 10%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports Equipment3%

Sources:
https://etaipei.customs.gov.tw/cp.aspx?n=D55831328E4E5B6D
https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=G0350072
https://law-out.mof.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?id=20440
https://www.macmap.org/
https://portal.sw.nat.gov.tw/APGQ
https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=G0330010

Taiwan Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Taiwan



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