Information about transport Taiwan
Do you need to ship goods to or from Taiwan? Embassy Freight can help you. Our partner in Taiwan, with whom we have had a great working relationship for many years, has offices in the major trading cities of Taiwan. We offer the following services for all your shipments (export, import, cross trades and the preparation of customs documents):
- Sea Freight – LCL shipments
- Sea Freight – FCL shipments
- Air Freight
The Taiwanese agents of Embassy Freight Services are located in the following cities:
- Taipei (airport)
We have no office of our own in Taiwan but we do have good partnerships with reliable agents.
Would you like to know where our offices are located? Visit www.embassyfreight.com.
Required transport documents for export and import Taiwan
- Commercial invoice: Clearance of goods requires an invoice in duplicate.
- Certificates of origin: Certificates of origin are not required unless specifically requested by the importer. A certificate of origin can be requested at the Chamber of Commerce.
- Transport documents: B/L or Air Waybill
- Packing lists: Packing lists should provide an accurate overview of the individual packages, including brand, numbers, gross and net weight and content. Must be written in English.
- Single Administrative Document: The Single Administrative Document (SAD) is a standard form for, inter alia, declaring exports with the customs authorities. We can digitally submit the declaration on your behalf.
- Other documents
Pro forma invoice: The pro forma invoice is required for the application of an automatic or non-automatic import licence.
Import licence: If required, the importer applies for the import licence from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).
Confirmation Certificate: Foreign companies operating in China must submit a Confirmation
Certificate for Projects for Development by the State upon clearing customs if they are eligible for an exemption or reduction of import tariffs on goods for setting up their business, in accordance with contractual agreements with the government.
PLEASE NOTE: The required documents may be subject to change. We recommend that you contact your representative prior to shipping in order to check the required documentation.
Source: National Entrepreneurs Office (RvO).
Taiwan is a, independent island in the East China Sea, east of the Chinese mainland, south west of Japan and north east of the Philippines.
- Capital city: Taipei
- Size: 36,193 km²
- President: Tsai Ing-wen
- Provinces: Taiwan, Fujian
- Official languages: Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese Hokkien
Taiwan Facts & Figures
Taiwan has one of the largest currency reserves in the world. It is one of the world leaders in information technology and is the largest producer in the world for certain parts thereof.
Many Taiwanese companies have factories in mainland China, usually because of cheap labour. More advanced technology and R&D remain in Taiwan, however. Taiwan is now investing heavily in China.
The advancing economic integration with China also offers foreign companies good opportunities to approach the Chinese market. Partly because of the high level of education, large multinationals are increasingly investing in their own research centres.
The total value of exports amounted to $ 306 billion in 2013. The main export products are electronics, displays, machinery and chemicals. China, Hong Kong, the United States and Japan are the main export partners. The total value of imports amounted to $268 billion in 2013. The main import products are electronics, machinery, oil and metals. Japan, China and the United States are the most important import partners.