Taiwan is Canada's 5th largest trading partner in Asia with over $7 billion per year in merchandise trade. Canada's main export sectors in Taiwan include aerospace, information technology, agriculture, seafood, and biotechnology. Shipping volumes from Canada to Taiwan continue to grow with shippers seeking more delivery options.

Canadian shippers rely on low cost parcel delivery to Taiwan to connect with their Taiwanese suppliers and customers.

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This post provides a deep dive and explores of the main elements of international shipping between Canada and Taiwan

  • Canadian carrier shipping options to Taiwan and shipping terms
  • Information required for getting a quote shipping between Canada and Taiwan
  • Shipping terms to Taiwan delivery duty paid or unpaid?
  • Taiwan customs import duty and fees for goods shipped from China
  • Carrier shipping options Canada FROM Taiwan
  • Canadian Import for goods shipped from Taiwan
  • Common Canadian  import fees for goods imported from Taiwan
  • CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management portal (CARM)
  • Information required for a shipping quote

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only and is not intended to, constitute legal and/or tax advice.  Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed. The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.

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jet-logo-word-blue-vectorA few quick points to consider when shipping between Canada and Taiwan

  1. Canada Post is the preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items  to Taiwan: See Canada Post international shipping options below.
  2. Market dominant carriers, such as UPS, FedEx have crazy high base pricing.  Discounted shipping can be obtained via "comparison quotes reseller sites"  but discounted retail can still be expensive and such sites lack support, logistics expertise and ability to import.
  3. Jet's logistics professionals will personally respond  to your inquiry within 1 business day sharing our expertise and helping you find the right solution.  Ask Jet.
  4. Ecommerce shippers usually need a much lower cost than can be provided by traditional shipping methods and need direct shipping solutions (visit our ecommerce page).

Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Taiwan

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer. Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer. See our blog on IncoTerms and shipping terms for packages and online orders.

The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.


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Shipping packages to Taiwan via Canada Post

Canada Post offers low cost delivery for individuals shipping small packages to Taiwan and all of Taiwan.  Packages sent via Canada Post are imported to Taiwan and delivered by Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd. (the official postal service of Taiwan).

Canada Post is the preferred option for individuals shipping a small parcels and personal items to Taiwan.

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Shipping Taiwan from Canada via FedEx and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and, along with DHL, offer dependable international express services from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and all of Canada to Taipei and all Taiwan.

FedEx and UPS shipping Taiwan from Canada options include

  • International express priority air to Taiwan
  • International economy air economy Taiwan from Canada

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Delivery between Taiwan and Canada via Jet Worldwide

  • Jet Worldwide:  A trusted brand offering international shipping for over 35 years!
  • Jet Worldwide offers options for shipping between Taiwan and Canada for parcels, pallets, and online orders (with Shopify integration)
  • Jet Worldwide offers transparency and logistics support.  We are not shy to recommend alternative options that are better suited for your needs.  Contact Jet's logistics professionals.

For a quote for shipping online orders or regular volume, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).


Delivery to Taiwan via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel delivery from Canada to Taiwan via partners, such as UPS.   Purolator is a division of Canada Post.


Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Taiwan

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer. Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer. See our blog on Incoterms and shipping terms for packages and online orders.

The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.


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Parcel Customs Clearance for Goods sent from Canada

Goods shipped to Taiwan must be accompanied by an invoice for customs or other supporting documents.

Taiwan customs assessed duty and taxes on the CIF value (Cost of the goods being imported plus the cost for transportation and insurance). Taiwan uses the Harmonized System HS codes to assess the rate of duty.

Value added tax (VAT) in Taiwan is applied for shipments from Canada. The VAT in Taiwan is 5%.

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Duty Free Clearance of low value Canadian parcels imported to Taiwan

Most packages imported to Taiwan from an individual in Canada to an individual person in Taiwan with a value under 2000 TWD (around $85 CAD) can be imported duty fee.


Shipping between Canada and Taiwan

Jet Worldwide assists Canadian companies to receive and ship to and from Taiwan. We offer low cost two way import and export for sample product and urgent air shipments.

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Common Carrier Options for Shipping Canada from Taiwan

The common carrier options for shipping Canada from Taiwan include the Taiwan Post/ Chunghwa Post (preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items), DHL, FedEx and UPS.

FedEx and UPS Shipping Services to Canada from Taiwan Include:

  • International Priority Air Express to Canada
  • International economy air shipping from Taiwan

Note:  Many carriers are restricting access to economy air options from Asia to Canada due to capacity issues.


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Importing Goods to Canada Shipped from Taiwan

Goods imported to Canada valued over CA$20 are subject to duty and taxes. Consignments valued under CA$3,300 can be imported via Canada's low value system (LVS).

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CARM Portal and Importing to Canada

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) portal streamlines the process of importing commercial goods to Canada.

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Getting a quote for shipping between Taiwan and Canada.

Jet Worldwide gives access to all companies seeking shipping quotes  between Canada and Taiwan for parcels pallets, and online orders.   For a quote, please provide:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

Click Here to Request a Quote and Information

For a quote for shipping online orders or regular volumes, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).


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Reminder: The information in this post is for general information only.  The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.

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Written by Timothy Byrnes