Export/Import Updates!

Kaohsiung (TWKHH)

Taiwan

General info

address
No. 62 Linhai 2nd Road. Gushan District Kaohsiung Taiwan
EMAIL
website
www.khb.gov.tw
phone
886-7-561-2311
fax
cororate office
No. 62 Linhai 2nd Road. Gushan District Kaohsiung Taiwan
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
125 million metric tons
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME

The port authority for the Port of Kaohsiung is the Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau, an external division of Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The Ministry is in charge of all regulations and policy regarding transportation and communications within the Free Area of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Kaohsiung, Fengshan, Kaohsiung, Kangshan, Pingtung, Tungkang, Chaochou, Chishan, Tainan, Meinung, Hsinhua, Chiali, Matou, Hsinying, Paiho, Putai, Taitung, Yungkang, Taipao, Potzu

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

APL, China Shipping, CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK, OOCL

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

For Transhipment container only following commodities must be specified clear in transhipment documentation as Custom authority restrictions. Mushroom Cigarette or Cigars Alcohol 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.

Forms & Certificates

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.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

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.

Forms & Certificates

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.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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