Most regulations imposed to crew members are the same as those imposed to arriving passengers (residents/foreigners), EXCEPT the following specific regulations:
I. Duty Free Exemptions
If the amount carried in excess of exemption, a declaration shall be completed and submitted to Customs.
|Category||Duty Free Exemptions|
|1||Daily Necessities / Bare Necessities||Small amount of permitted goods for private use|
5 packs (20 pieces per pack) of cigarettes, or
20 cigars (cigars and cigarillos), or
half a pound Smoking tobacco
II. Limit on the Amount of Dutiable Goods
Crew members carrying dutiable goods shall declare to Customs ahead of the General Declaration (G/D) submission by the captain.
Total Value of Dutiable Goods What happened After Declaration
(a) LESS than NTD 5,000 Imposed tariff on the goods
(b) OVER NTD 5,000 Goods shall be returned or shipped out of Taiwan
- Note: Goods without a declaration shall be processed pursuant to the Customs Anti-smuggling Act or other governing laws.
In the Case of Allowance
(a) With prescription (or supporting document) The same as the passengers' regulations
(refer to the "Medicines")
(b) Without prescription (or supporting document) Half of the passengers' regulations
- Note: A prescription or a supporting document of one's own MUST be presented when it comes to controlled drugs and injectables.
IV. Declaration Procedure
- The captain shall present a crew manifest, General Declaration (G/D) , to Customs for crew clearance.
- Thus, crew members having goods to declare shall submit a written declaration form to Customs AHEAD OF the G/D submission by the captain.
- Customs may conduct luggage inspection after receiving the G/D, where the written declaration shall no longer be accepted and items in violation shall be processed pursuant to the Customs Anti-smuggling Act or other governing laws.
In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the latter shall prevail.
General Affairs Section, Inspection Division