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Importing Vehicles

Postby Malcolm » 17 May 2002, 09:40

I have heard a long standing rumour that it is possible to import one vehicle, tax free into Taiwan.

Does anyone know if this is true and if so, are there any restrictions (ie. size of engine, colour etc)?
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Postby Hobart » 18 May 2002, 02:44

I think this is more appropriate for the Legal forum. Richard should know more about this.

I am no expert, but I have heard that they have stopped this priviledge which was available to Taiwanese that studied abroad and drove the car they bought abraod for at least one year.

For expats who are branch managers of foreign companies, and diplomats I think this is still permissable.

Otherwise importing vehicles have extremely prohibitive taxes akin to 100%. Not all in one tax, it is a tax on a tax on a tax which ends up being about 100% in many cases.
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Postby Malcolm » 18 May 2002, 04:43

Thanks for the message. I'll ask the moderator to move this post to the legal forums.

It was a few years ago, but I did know someone who imported a 750cc bike. Unfortunately I never got round to asking him how...
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Postby goose egg » 18 May 2002, 10:08

Moving thread to Legal Matters.

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Postby Jensen » 18 May 2002, 12:43

Total import duty and taxes for under 2,000 c.c. is 71%, for over 2,001 c.c. is 83%.( It including
import tax.harbor tax.commodit tax.V.A.T.)

All autos into Taiwan will have to pass the air quality control testing. The Automotive Research & Testing Center will charge around NTD 60,000.If the auto does not pass the environmental air quality control testing, the owner will have to take full responsibility for the results. The process will take approx. two weeks.
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Postby Malcolm » 21 May 2002, 01:49

Thanks Jensen. So there is no allowance or tax break for a foreigner bringing in one vehicle?
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Postby Jensen » 21 May 2002, 12:44

Hi Malcolm,

Unfortunately, only diplomat (with mutual beneficiary contract with R.O.C.) can import vehicle, tax free into Taiwan.
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Postby Lord Lucan » 25 May 2002, 21:11

Jensen

Where did you get this info ? Is it authoritative ?
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Postby Jensen » 26 May 2002, 00:04

Hexuan,

Please check the Automotive Research & Testing Center. http://www.artc.org.tw
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Postby Lord Lucan » 26 May 2002, 13:40

Thanks Jensen, but it doesn't mention whether this test is a legal requirement for imported vehicles.

The full tarrif guide is at wwweng.dgoc.gov.tw/ep04/e0415.htm

Figure on adding 75% to the Cost Insurance Freight price of the car.

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