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Carnet Declaration

Passengers carrying goods with Carnet may apply for import clearance directly to Customs through Red (Goods to Declare/Customs Service) Channel upon arrival.

 

What is Carnet ?

A carnet is an international customs and temporary export-import document. It is used to clear customs without paying duties and import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months.

 

Notice: Taiwan only accept the Carnet issued by countries or territories that have signed a bilateral agreement on temporary clearance of customs with our government.

 

 

Items subject to Carnet

  • Professional instruments and equipment

  • Goods for display or use at exhibitions, international fairs, meetings, or other similar events

  • Commercial samples imported as display or demonstration models for soliciting business

  • Other goods prescribed under the said treaties or agreements

 

Exceptions:

Consumable goods such as tobacco and alcohol beverages, perishables, goods not intended for re-exportation, goods subject to import or export control, or goods imported for processing or repair cannot travel under a Carnet.

 

 

Valid Carnet Documents

  • within valid period

  • issued by countries or territories that have signed a bilateral agreement on temporary clearance of customs with our government

  • private travelers or businesses either:

    • the holder's name on the front cover of the carnet; or
    • a representative's name in box B of the carnet or in the authorization letter
  • completed list including the price and quantities of goods

 

 

Notice

Passenger who applies for import clearance with Carnet upon arrival must also apply for export clearance to Customs upon departure.

 

Issued:Inspection Division Release date:2021-10-22 Click times:22