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Keelung (TWKEL), Keelung, Taiwan


Keelung (TWKEL), Keelung, Taiwan
No.1, Chung-Cheng Road, Keelung, Taiwan
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Requirements to ship to the ports

For Transhipment container only following commodities must be specified clear in transhipment documentation as Custom authority restrictions.MushroomCigarette or CigarsAlcohol product/ Wine/ Bear/ Brandy and etc.,Agricultural produce and Chinese medicine (strictly applies for export from China PRC and region)

Cargo volume is mandatory information and measurement must be manifested in CBM for custom submission.

The Negative List (in Chinese only) outlines products where import restrictions apply and for which permits or licensing may be required. Commodities on the Negative List include items with national defense, social stability, cultural protection, sanitary, moral, environmental, and ecological implications, as well as those subject to policy demands or covered under certain international agreements. Products subject to import bans can be imported only with a special permit from the Board of Foreign Trade, while commodities subject to other import conditions may only require general approval from relevant authorities.

A foreign supplier's pro forma invoice (quotation) is required to apply for an import permit and to establish a letter of credit. Shipments to or from Taiwan require a commercial invoice, a bill of lading or airway bill, and a packing list. A certificate of origin is also required for designated commodities such as sedans, other small passenger cars and chassis, tobacco and alcohol products, and some agricultural products. Shipments of agricultural products, plants, and animals to Taiwan may require certificates of inspection or quarantine issued in the country of origin and are subject to inspection and quarantine upon entry.

Commercial invoices are required for all shipments and must show the import license number; Free On Board (FOB), Cost and Freight (CFR), or Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) value; insurance; freight; and discounts or commissions, if any. The commodity description and value shown on the commercial invoices must agree with those on the import license, if any.

A packing list is required for all shipments for which the number of cartons in the shipment exceeds two. In addition to the information generally included in a standard bill of lading, all marks and case numbers appearing on packages must also be listed. Customs does not permit the grouping of marks or numbers on a shipment of mixed commodities. Most documents presented for use in customs clearance processing must be prepared in Chinese to avoid delays and expedite clearance processing.

About the port

The Port of Keelung is an important port connecting the city centre of Taiwan to the other important commercial areas. The port with handling up to 6900 vessels every year witnessed a significant increase in the shipping activity making it one of the Taiwan’s leading ports.


This Port marks the centre of major economic activity in an area of influencecovering an area of about 290 hectares of water and 86 hectares of land. Providing thousands of jobs over the year, the port is equipped with 26 berths having a berthing space of 5.7 kilometres. The port of Keelung’s Free Trade Business Zone deals in international and domestic trade each year, adding to its capacity and potential in the market.


The port derives its namefrom the word 'Ketangalan', signifying the tribes of indigenous people who lived there in the 17th century. The Port of Keelung marks its history in the year 1863 when Qing Empire opened the port as a port of trade. Since the port’s opening, the port managed to evolve without sacrificing its historical roots becoming an efficient port by developing an exports oriented economy.


The fusion of ancient history and innovation makes the port of Keelung a dynamic portwith efficient Customs port authorities ensuring a systematic processing of cargo saving both timeand money.