Taiwan Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Taiwan Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Taiwan

 

Year Restrictions
Max. 10 Year Old
Destination Port
Keelung
Time of Shipment
5-9 Days
Vessel Schedule
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Shipping Line
ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd
Inspection
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Shipping Ports:

Port of Keelung, Port of Taichung and Port of Kaohsiung are the ports of the Country.

 

Left Hand Drive:

Left Hand Drive Vehicles are allowed to be import in the Country.

 

 

Age Restriction:

Importation of automobiles under a year old and over 10 years old are prohibited in the country. Only one vehicle is allowed per customer, which must operate with lead-free gasoline.

 

Inspection: 

Once an imported vehicle has cleared customs it must meet further requirements before Certificates of Title are given:

  • Environmental protection inspection
  • Energy efficiency standard test

Vehicle inspection in Taiwan is overseen by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC). Local Motor Vehicles Offices provide details of the recognised test centres within the region.

 

Duties & Taxes:

  • Import duty, which is levied at 17.5 percent of the customs value of the vehicle, which is itself a function of its make, model and age
  • VAT charged at 5 percent of the car's value plus import duty and commodity tax
  • Commodity tax. This depends on the size of the engine but is around 25-30 percent of the car's value
  • Business tax, which is calculated as 5 percent of the sum of the Customs value, Import Duty and Commodity Tax

 

Documents Required:

  • An original certificate of registration
  • An invoice or receipt that provides proof or purchase for the vehicle and states the amount paid for it
  • Passport
  • Insurance
  • A customs declaration
  • A work permit, valid for at least one year

 

Getting a Taiwanese Licence Plate:

  • Applications for a Taiwanese Licence plate should be made at a local Motor Vehicle Office. The vehicle for which plates are being applied for will be inspected. The following documents will be required:
  • Proof of identity (Alien Resident Card, driving licence)
  • Two copies of the new licence plate registration certificate for automobiles or motorcycles that have passed the inspection
  • Customs clearance certificates for customs duties and tax
  • The vehicle manufacturer's certificate
  • The vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

 

 

A fee is charged to inspect the vehicle; the size of the fee depends on whether it is a motorcycle or a car. Large vehicles are charged more than small ones. There is also a charge for the licence plate, which is more for cars than for motorbikes.

 

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