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Taiwan, China Customs Changes for Inbound Shipments

Updated Monday, July 3, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, Taiwan, China's Customs Administration - Ministry of Finance will implement duties and taxes on inbound shipments to Taiwan, China with value below the de minimis threshold of NTD 3,000. This applies to the seventh inbound shipment for every six-month period from January 1 to June 30 and July 1 to December 31, with the frequency of the imports determined by the date on the declaration form.

Shipments valued above the de minimis threshold of NTD 3,000 will continue to be subject to prevailing duties and taxes.

The new regulation sets to prevent importers from taking advantage of the tax-free concessions of de minimis to avoid duties and taxes on low-valued goods for business purposes.

Importers will also experience stricter clearing declarations, requiring accurate and detailed descriptions of commodities. Insufficient detail in declarations may lead to clearance delays.

Click here for the announcement on the Taiwan, China customs website.

To learn more about this new change, please contact your Account Manager or Customer Service Representatives.