Taipei Customs(台北關)

Plane-side Release Cargo Clearance

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  1. 24-hour Customs service for import / export  clearance of the plane-side cargoes.
  2. Plane-side cargoes clearance shall be limited to the following items: fresh food, perishable products, live  animals/ plants,  time- sensitive newspapers / documents, dangerous articles, radical products, human remains or ashes, corpses, and other in emergency or necessary goods specially approved to be delivered at plane-side.
  3. Applicants shall submit import / export declarations, packing lists, invoices, airway bills, appoint form, and export / import permits (exceptions may apply) for clearance applications. Individual applicants shall also submit a photocopy of ID or passport and documents issued by  authorities concerned.
  4. Import cargoes not appertaining  to the plane-side release items  shall apply to general cargo  clearance.
  5. The duty-paying value of the imported goods is or over USD 5,000 will be collected TWD1,300 as special examination fee. The fee will be reduced to TWD 650 if the value is below USD 5,000. However, the documents, magazines, printed materials and newspapers, which are lower than 20 KGS in gross weight, are exempt from duty payment.
  6. Requests for feeding the import  animals or filling oxygen, water or ice of the import aquatic products shall proceed only after the application being approved by Customs and under the supervision  of the Customs officers. The supervision fee is TWD 450.
  7. Applicants for import of dogs and / or cats shall submit a Quarantine Notice issued by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Heath Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan.
  8. Signature  shall be affixed by foreign embassies and institutes to the airway bill when sealed diplomatic bags apply for exemption from inspection and plane-side release.
  9. Importation of protected live animals, wildlife or breed, plants specifics are governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act or listed in the Appendices to the CITES, the importer who declares the items mentioned above should enter both the scientific name and the common(English) name of the species in the declaration form.
  10. Importation of live animals, plants species included in the Appendices Ⅰand Ⅱ to the CITES, the importer shall submit the CITES export permit issued by exporting country to the Customs for clearance. Importation of protected wildlife, products thereof are governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act shall submit the approval document issued by the Council of Agriculture (COA). Executive Yuan, for the Customs clearance.
  11. The agricultural products that are liable for tariff quota, such  as  betel nuts, the hairy antlers, etc, have been strongly suggested to use the Simplified 5105A form to  facilitate the application of tariff quota certificates and of quarantine documents.
  12. For further inquires, please contact Plane-side Release Section I or Plane-side Release Section II, Express Cargo Division, Taipei Customs, sited at Evergreen Air Cargo Service Corp.  (03) 393-8239, 393-8240.

Contact point: Express Cargo Division

TEL: (03)3938239~41

  • Date:2017-08-21
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