For any parcel heading outside of the UK, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents in the destination country about the contents of your package so they can process it correctly.
As with most international postings, when you send a parcel to Taiwan from the UK, there are sometimes additional customs duties and import taxes that need to be paid, depending on the contents.
NOTE: All goods shipped to Taiwan must have a value and description for the goods shipped. Duties assessed are based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value.
As of the 8th May 2017, Taiwan customs now validate your recipient's name, address and parcel contents description/
When completing your parcel delivery booking form ensure you follow the below rules:
1. Enter the full name and address of your recipient.
2. Be specific about what items you are sending in your parcel. Vague item descriptions will no longer be acceptable. For example, vague descriptions, such as “sample”, “parts”, “accessories”, “cloth”, “apparel”, “clothing”, “shoes”, “footwear”, ”garment”, “cosmetic”, “bag” are not acceptable. Acceptable descriptions need to detail specifically what the item is. For example; ‘’2 pairs of heeled black boots size 3’’, ‘’sample of a kitchen tile 20cm x 20 cm x 20cm’’
Please be advised: not adhering to the above customs rules for Taiwan will cause your parcel to be either delayed, disposed of or returned back to you.
Sending personal effects to Taiwan also requires further declaration; a copy of the recipients passport with photo and arrival stamp pages visible will be required for collection.
If this sounds like a challenge, don’t worry - when you book your delivery with DHL Parcel UK, we will provide you with all the correct forms you need to help your parcel through both UK and Taiwanese customs.
HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for Taiwan.