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.

 

In this blog, we review:

  • Canadian carrier shipping options to Taiwan and shipping terms
  • Shipping terms to Taiwan delivery duty paid or unpaid?
  • Taiwan customs import duty and fees for goods shipped from China

Canada Post International Parcel Shipping Alternative TAIWAN:  COVID 19 UPDATE

Canada Post disruptions for international parcel delivery are resulting in many inquiries for parcel shipping to Taiwan

Shipping Taiwan from Canada

Canadian International Carrier shipping options

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 International Small Packet Surface Service to Taiwan offers the lowest cost and best option for individuals shipping a small parcel to Taiwan.    

Shipping to Taiwan from Canada Post packet services

  • Canada Post Small Packet International Surface to Taiwan
  • Canada Post Small Packet International Air to Taiwan: Delivery within 2 weeks

Shipping Taiwan from Canada Post international parcel services

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

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Shipping packages to Taiwan via Jet Worldwide

Jet Worldwide shares our logistics expertise (as evidenced by our industry leading blog articles) and global parcel shipping solutions:  Including shipping to Taiwan.   

For professional insights, a comparison quote or "out of the box" solution,  Contact Jet's logistics professionals.

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.

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.   

Parcel Customs Clearance for Goods sent from Canada

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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%.

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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Written by Timothy Byrnes