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Last Updated: 2017/05/31 11:56
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I. Service Hours for Passenger and Luggage Custom Clearance

Weekday:

  • Arrival: In 1 hour before the passenger vessel arriving to the port or between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Departure: In 1~3 hours before sailing (including foreign passengers applying for VAT refund).

National Holidays:

  • Arrival: In 1 hour before the passenger vessel arrives to the port.
  • Departure: In 1~3 hours before sailing (including foreign passengers applying for VAT refund).

II. Passenger and Luggage Custom Clearance Service Hotline

Contact Number: Audit Division, Keelung Customs 02-24202951 EXT. 1113~1116.

III. Other Q&A

(Relevant Links: Keelung Customs, Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance > General Departure and Arrival Issues

http://keelung.customs.gov.tw/lp.asp?CtNode=10620&CtUnit=1120&BaseDSD=7)

1. How can the items carried by passengers be appraised?

The items carried by passenger shall be appraised of the after-tax price in accordance with the provisions prescribed in Article 13 of Regulations Governing the Declaration, Inspection, Duty and Release of Personal Luggage or Goods of Inward passengers.

Contact Number: (02)25505500#2703, 2618

2. What is the green and red line custom declaration for inward passengers?

(1) The red and green line custom declaration is implemented for inward passengers.  Inward passengers may voluntarily choose custom declaration via the green line or red line counter. The custom in essence does not inspect the passengers choosing declaration via green line. However in case computer information suggests  no declaration via the green line counter or in case of discovery of suspected conducts, or any incidents that do not allow the custom clearance via green line counter, passengers will need to declare via the red line counter or be inspected by the custom staff at the green line counter.

(2) Inward passengers owning controlled or restricted objects of import, or declaring the following matters to the custom, may not declare through the green line counter according to the regulations:

  1. Tobacco and alcohol carried with total value exceeding duty-free allowance (200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 1 pound of tobacco, 1 liter of alcoholic beverage).
  2. Goods carried with total value exceeding duty-free allowance of NT$20,000 (with the exception of tobacco and alcohol).
  3. Foreign currencies more than US$10,000 or its equivalent.
  4. New Taiwan Dollar more than NT$100,000.
  5. Gold exceeding a total value of US$20,000.
  6. Chinese currency more than RMB$20,000.
  7. Negotiable securities (namely bearer traveler’s checks, other types of check, promissory notes, drafts, or other forms of negotiable securities through which the bearer may exercise his/her right in the country or any other country). Passengers must declare negotiable securities with face value in excess of US$10,000 or its equivalent. In case of non-declaration or false declaration, a fine in the amount equivalent to the amount not declared or not truthfully declared shall be imposed.
  8. Carrying any aquatic products, animals or plants.
  9. Luggage deliver later (unaccompanied luggage).
  10. Other non-conformance with duty-free regulations or restriction to declare via green line according to the laws or regulation.

In case passengers fail to comply with the regulations and choose to declare via the green line, any investigation of concealed declaration or evasion of inspection for dutiable, controlled, restricted articles for import or in violation of other laws and regulations, passengers will be prosecuted in accordance with the Customs Anti-smuggling Act or related laws.

(3) Additionally to prevent passengers with carrying narcotics, guns and other hazardous articles or merchandise to pass through the customs, the customs office has prepared all preventive measures such as luggage transport, x-ray inspection instrument for carry-on luggage, and custom detection dog in addition to keying high-risk group of passengers into the computer for close contact with police and prosecutors, and control the information of suspected passengers. Moreover, the luggage inspection supervision team can apply strict anti-smuggling and tax evasion through scientific instrument, computer data, intelligence collection, personnel, and experience inheritance. All passengers shall comply with relevant regulations and may not risk the chance.

Contact Number:  (02)2550-5500 EXT. 2515

3. How do passengers apply for custom clearance process when carrying gold, foreign currencies, New Taipei Dollars, RMB, and negotiable securities upon arrival or departure. What are the relevant regulations?

(1) Arrival:

  1. Gold: Passengers carrying gold valued at more than USD20,000 shall apply for export permit from the Bureau of Foreign Trade in addition to custom inspection process.
  2. Foreign Currency: Passengers carrying foreign currency exceeding the value of USD10,000 shall declare to the customs office with the submission of “ROC Customs Declaration Form” upon arrival. In discovery of undeclared or false declaration of foreign currencies, the section over US$ 10,000 will be confiscated.
  3. New Taiwan Dollars:  Passengers are limited to bringing NTD100,000 upon arrival. When bringing more than the allowable amount, passengers shall apply for approval from the Central Bank of Republic of China before arrival and shall be released with the submission of approval to the customs office during the inspection. The exceeding amount without approval shall be prohibited from carrying into Taiwan.
  4. RMB: Passengers are limited to carrying RMB20,0000 into Taiwan. Passengers shall voluntarily declare to the customs office for amount exceeding the allowable amount. Passengers may seal and store with the customs office and shall be carried out upon departure.
  5. Negotiable Securities (namely bearer traveler’s checks, other types of check, promissory notes, drafts, or other forms of negotiable securities through which the bearer may exercise his/her right in the country or any other country). Passengers must declare negotiable securities with face value in excess of US$10,000 or its equivalent. In case of non-declaration or false declaration, a fine in the amount equivalent to the amount not declared or not truthfully declared shall be imposed.

(2) Departure:

  1. Gold: Passengers carrying gold valued at more than USD20,000 shall apply for export permit from the Bureau of Foreign Trade in addition to custom inspection process.

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