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Plane-side Release Cargo Clearance
  1. 24/7 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, radioactive 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, letter of authorization, and export/import permits (in required cases) 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 the import aquatic products with oxygen, water or ice 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, cats, animals and plants shall submit a Quarantine Certificate issued by Animal and Plant Health, Inspection Agency (APHIA),  Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).

  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. For the importation of protected live animals, wildlife or breed, or specific plants governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act or listed in the Appendices to the CITES, the importer who declares the items mentioned above should fill in both the scientific name and the common (English) name of the species in the declaration form.

  10. The import of endangered species of wild fauna, flora and products thereof shall comply with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (hereafter referred to as “CITES”) and submit certificate or other permits issued by the exporting country. The export of the above item shall require a prior grant of the CITES export permit or CITES other permit from the International Trade Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs(ITA MOEA). Importation or exportation of protected wildlife and products thereof which is governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act shall submit the import or export permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)  or Ocean Affairs Council (OAC), Executive Yuan, for the Customs clearance. Exportation of plants governed by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act shall additionally submit the export permit issued by the MOA, Executive Yuan, for the Customs clearance.

  11. The agricultural products (such as betel nuts, the hairy antlers, etc.) applicable for tariff quota have been strongly suggested to use the Simplified 5105A form to facilitate the application for tariff quota certificates and quarantine documents.




Contact point: Express Cargo Division

TEL: +886-3-393-8239~41






Release date:2023-09-14 Click times:2329