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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Taiwan
Owner must be in country at time customs clearance. Used household goods must be shipped into Taiwan within 6 months after owner's arrival. The owner should be in Taiwan when the shipment arrives. 

Documents Required
Original Passport for owner and a copy of the Passport for each member of the family 
Copy of Birth Certificate for each child and copy of Marriage License if applicable 
Residence Visa 
Proof of Employment 
Copy of Work Permit or Alien Resident Certificate (original) 
Certificate of Residence 
Copy of Inventory 
Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment 
Customs Declaration Form (Inward Passenger's Declaration) for unaccompanied baggage, describing quantity and value of each item, must be made upon owner's arrival (obtained at the airport); weapons and medicines must be declared 
Ower's Arrival Certificate (yellow page) 

Do not ship with household goods. Import Permit required, fully describing car. Duties and taxes apply. Autos under a year old or over ten years old are prohibited. Auto must have been in customer's name for more than one year. Only one auto allowed, which must operate with lead-free gasoline. 

Documents required
Owner's Passport 
Owner's Residence Visa 
Purchase Invoice 
Work Certificate 
Driver's License 
Letter from customer's employer 
Description of vehicle - make, model, year, color, engine number, number of doors, right or left hand drive, air conditioned, radio, etc

Restricted Items
Tobacco products, currency and gold bullion require an Import Permit, Wine (Very high duty and tax - 280%), New items and appliances (new or used), New items should be repacked to avoid or reduce duties, Electrical items such as TVs, computers, stereos, etc. are dutiable and limited to one of each type per family, Pianos and carpets 

Prohibited Items
Alcohol, Weapons (including toy weapons), hunting knives, bows, firearms, ammunition and explosives (presence of these items in shipment will result in serious troubles for the customer), Drugs (non-prescription of various kinds), Pornography and politically sensitive literature, Gambling tools, Food, plants, trees, soil and vegetables, Items whose export/import is prohibited by Washington Treaty such as taxidermied animals, wild animal fur, insect speciments, corals and sea shells, etc. Uncooked meat and poultry, All items (publications and articles) from the Peoples Republic of China (P.R.C.) should not be shipped as it is strictly prohibited in the Republic of China/Taiwan, and will be charged to return costs. 
If a shipment contains animal fur such as lion skin, leopard skin, a mink coat, ivory or any endangered species, the owner must obtain city's approval from origin country before sending mentioned items to Taiwan 

Live Animals and Plants
Quarantine required (time varies) 
After quarantine period the pet should be kept under continuous supervision on the owners premises for 6 months 
Documents required: 
Import Permit 
Work Certificate 
Copy of owner's Passport with first three pages and entry form 
Residence Certificate (copy) 
Application form to Bureau of Commodity Inspection and Quarantine (issued by owner's company in Taiwan) 
Letter stating pet is not for sale or profit 
Original Health Certificate (from licensed veterinarian at origin, certified by foreign veterinary authority and Agricultural Bureau of State stating pet species, breed, sex and age) 
Original Rabies Vaccination Certificate (must be administered 30 days prior to the flight, but not more than 180 days prior to departure and be certified by Agricultural Bureau of State) 
Six colored photographs of pet (front view and profile) 6 copies each 4X6

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