Cost of Shipping a Container to Taiwan

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Taiwan?

Taiwan Container Shipping Cost
Taiwan Container Shipping Cost

It does not have to be difficult to ship goods to Taiwan or to relocate your property there. This is because Three Men And A Truck has proven to be dependable in helping clients through the safe shipping of their products and possessions around the world. This guide covers all you need to know about container shipping costs.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

While we can easily send your container to Taiwan, the following criteria should be taken into account when selecting the freight option that best suits your budget and needs.

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

The type of shipment you select has a significant impact on your shipping costs. Sea freight, for example, is more concerned with the size of your goods, whilst air freight is more concerned with their weight. As a result, the manner of delivery you use will be determined by your items.

Type of Transport

International shipment to Taiwan can be accomplished by air, sea, or land (truck). However, the most popular modes of transport are sea freight and air freight. Sea freight is the less expensive of the two options, and it is significantly less expensive than air freight. Air freight, on the other hand, provides the benefit of speed because your things arrive faster than by sea, which can take anywhere from 15 to 85 days depending on the distance.

The Journey Distance

Everyone recognizes that the longer the shipping distance, the higher the cost. Additionally, the cost of shipping is typically influenced when your things are delivered from door to door or port to port.

Destination Port

Every country has customs duties and taxes for goods that are imported. Shipping to Taiwan requires a flat $44 rate. Taiwan has a duty rate ranging from 0% to 30%, with an average of 6.25 percent. Items worth less than 3000 TWD are duty-free. Taiwanese sales tax is 5%, depending on CIF (cost, insurance, and freight).

Peak Season

When it comes to international shipping, there is typically a high season. This usually occurs between August and October, with a minor occurrence in January and February. Because shipping is normally more expensive during these times, it’s best to ship your goods in the middle of the year.

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Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Taiwan of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$520
40 ft Container$740

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Taiwan.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$55/CBM
Personal Effects$545
Household Goods$630
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Taiwan services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$560
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1160
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1945
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2795

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Taiwan via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$655
SUV via RORO$740
Sedan (Container)$940
SUV (Container)$1040

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

It is dependent on the size of your merchandise. Your goods will most likely be transported in a 20-foot or 40-foot container. A 20-foot container can hold the contents of a three-bedroom home, whereas a 40-foot container can hold twice as much.

Difference Between FCL and LCL

When you pay for a full container for your shipments, the whole container load is used. Clients who are unable to estimate the size of their things or believe they are too small to pay for a 40ft container may choose the less than container load option, in which case they will share the container with other clients who choose the same shipping choice. Mind you, FCL travel times are usually faster, whereas LCL is less expensive.

Additional Shipping Cost

Guiding you also entails going to great lengths to provide you with the information you need to expedite your shipment. This is why we are bringing these additional expenses to your attention:

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

What’s Next?

After discussing the elements that influence the cost of shipping to Taiwan, it’s time to present you with the final item you require: a quote. You may get it for free by filling out our web form or calling us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Taiwan?

Under Taiwan’s Foreign Trade Act, most commodities can be imported freely. However, the Bureau of Foreign Trade outlines products where import restrictions apply, and permits or licensing may be required. Below is a list of documentation needed when shipping to Taiwan.

● A Pro Forma Invoice is required to apply for an import permit and establish a credit letter.
● 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.
● A Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
● A packing list is required for all shipments for which the number of cartons in the shipment exceeds two.
● 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 review and quarantine upon entry.

Most documents presented for use in customs clearance processing must be prepared in Chinese to avoid delays and expedite clearance processing.

For more information regarding the documentation upon shipping to Taiwan, please click here.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

The Bill of Lading is a document signed by a carrier, such as a railroad or shipping line, that acknowledges receipt of goods and incorporates an agreement to transport the goods to a specified destination. A negotiable title document that requires the delivery of goods must be distinguished from negotiable commercial paper that requires the payment of money, such as notes and bills of exchange.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Taiwan?

It is illegal to ship the following items to Taiwan:

● Alcoholic Beverages
● Chinese Origin Goods
● Defense Articles/Commodities
● Electronic Cigarette/Vaping Product
● Gambling Devices
● Guns
● Knives
● Products Made in Iran

Other than the prohibited items listed above, the following commodities require specific stipulations that you need to adhere to ship a container to Taiwan:

● Airline Tickets
● Animal Skins, Non-Domesticated
● Baby Milk Powder
● Camcorders
● Cellular Telephones
● Checks
● Coffee
● Communication Items
● Computers
● Contact Lenses
● Cosmetics
● Dairy
● Dental Instruments
● DVD Player
● Eyewear
● Food
● Hearing Aids
● Liquid
● Medical Items
● Medicine
● Military Equipment
● Navigational Instruments
● Personal Effects
● Pharmaceuticals
● Radios and Radio Equipment
● Satellite Equipment
● Scanners
● Smoked Salmon
● Telecommunication Equipment
● Telephone Equipment
● Telescopes
● Televisions
● Textiles
● Toys
● Veterinary Products
● Vitamins

For more information on prohibited and restricted items in Taiwan, please contact Taiwan’s Customs Administration through their website, call them at +886-2-25505500 or visit them at No.13, Tacheng St., Taipei City 103205, Taiwan, R.O.C.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Taiwan?

A member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2002, Taiwan complies with international trade agreements. It bases its tariff schedule on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of the Customs Cooperation Council.

Taiwan continues to make unilateral improvements to its tariff structure on finished goods and raw materials.  In 2021, the average nominal tariff rate for industrial products was 4.14 percent and 15.06 percent for agricultural products.  The overall average nominal tariff rate for imported goods was 6.34 percent.  U.S. industry continues to request that Taiwan lower tariffs on imports of many products.

What’s The Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Before shipping a container to Taiwan, you must first study the difference between taxes, tariffs, and duties.

Customs duties are dependent on product information, while tariffs are fees incurred to products from countries for specific times. Lastly, tax rates are calculated on the absolute value of the goods imported into the country.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Containers can be lost, destroyed, or stolen in some cases. When this occurs, the cargo interest is enforced by a cargo insurance policy. The majority of cargo insurance policies are written on an “all-risk” basis. This means that the insured is protected against loss or damage except for risks expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage caused by the insured’s willful destruction of the goods or the inherent vice of the goods.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Waterproof – All new and used containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. However, containers sold in “AS-IS” condition may have holes or crooked impairment, such as damaged corner posts. They are priced accordingly but are not guaranteed to be wind and watertight.

Ventilation – Vents on the upper part of the side walls are created for shipping containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold surrounding prone to moisture and eventually become rusty, so it would be wiser to have your ventilation checked now and then.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Taiwan:

Afghanistan to Taiwan
Albania to Taiwan
Algeria to Taiwan
Andorra to Taiwan
Angola to Taiwan
Antigua to Taiwan
Argentina to Taiwan
Armenia to Taiwan
Australia to Taiwan
Austria to Taiwan
Azerbaijan to Taiwan
Bahamas to Taiwan
Bahrain to Taiwan
Bangladesh to Taiwan
Barbados to Taiwan
Belarus to Taiwan
Belgium to Taiwan
Belize to Taiwan
Benin to Taiwan
Bhutan to Taiwan
Bolivia to Taiwan
Bosnia Herzegovina to Taiwan
Botswana to Taiwan
Brazil to Taiwan
Brunei to Taiwan
Bulgaria to Taiwan
Burkina to Taiwan
Burundi to Taiwan
Cambodia to Taiwan
Cameroon to Taiwan
Canada to Taiwan
Cape Verde to Taiwan
Central African Rep to Taiwan
Chad to Taiwan
Chile to Taiwan
China to Taiwan
Colombia to Taiwan
Comoros to Taiwan
Congo to Taiwan
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Taiwan
Costa Rica to Taiwan
Croatia to Taiwan
Cuba to Taiwan
Cyprus to Taiwan
Czech Republic to Taiwan
Denmark to Taiwan
Djibouti to Taiwan
Dominica to Taiwan
Dominican Republic to Taiwan
East Timor to Taiwan
Ecuador to Taiwan
Egypt to Taiwan
El Salvador to Taiwan
Equatorial Guinea to Taiwan
Eritrea to Taiwan
Estonia to Taiwan
Ethiopia to Taiwan
Fiji to Taiwan
Finland to Taiwan
France to Taiwan
Gabon to Taiwan
Gambia to Taiwan
Georgia to Taiwan
Germany to Taiwan
Ghana to Taiwan
Greece to Taiwan

Grenada to Taiwan
Guatemala to Taiwan
Guinea to Taiwan
Guinea-Bissau to Taiwan
Guyana to Taiwan
Haiti to Taiwan
Honduras to Taiwan
Hungary to Taiwan
Iceland to Taiwan
India to Taiwan
Indonesia to Taiwan
Iran to Taiwan
Iraq to Taiwan
Ireland to Taiwan
Israel to Taiwan
Italy to Taiwan
Ivory Coast to Taiwan
Jamaica to Taiwan
Japan to Taiwan
Jordan to Taiwan
Kazakhstan to Taiwan
Kenya to Taiwan
Kiribati to Taiwan
Korea North to Taiwan
Korea South to Taiwan
Kosovo to Taiwan
Kuwait to Taiwan
Kyrgyzstan to Taiwan
Laos to Taiwan
Latvia to Taiwan
Lebanon to Taiwan
Lesotho to Taiwan
Liberia to Taiwan
Libya to Taiwan
Liechtenstein to Taiwan
Lithuania to Taiwan
Luxembourg to Taiwan
Macedonia to Taiwan
Madagascar to Taiwan
Malawi to Taiwan
Malaysia to Taiwan
Maldives to Taiwan
Mali to Taiwan
Malta to Taiwan
Marshall Islands to Taiwan
Mauritania to Taiwan
Mauritius to Taiwan
Mexico to Taiwan
Micronesia to Taiwan
Moldova to Taiwan
Monaco to Taiwan
Mongolia to Taiwan
Montenegro to Taiwan
Morocco to Taiwan
Mozambique to Taiwan
Myanmar, {Burma} to Taiwan
Namibia to Taiwan
Nauru to Taiwan
Nepal to Taiwan
Netherlands to Taiwan
New Zealand to Taiwan
Nicaragua to Taiwan
Niger to Taiwan
Nigeria to Taiwan
Norway to Taiwan
Oman to Taiwan

Pakistan to Taiwan
Palau to Taiwan
Palestine to Taiwan
Panama to Taiwan
Papua New Guinea to Taiwan
Paraguay to Taiwan
Peru to Taiwan
Philippines to Taiwan
Poland to Taiwan
Portugal to Taiwan
Qatar to Taiwan
Romania to Taiwan
Russian Federation to Taiwan
Rwanda to Taiwan
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Taiwan
Samoa to Taiwan
San Marino to Taiwan
Sao Tome & Principe to Taiwan
Saudi Arabia to Taiwan
Senegal to Taiwan
Serbia to Taiwan
Seychelles to Taiwan
Sierra Leone to Taiwan
Singapore to Taiwan
Slovakia to Taiwan
Slovenia to Taiwan
Solomon Islands to Taiwan
Somalia to Taiwan
South Africa to Taiwan
South Sudan to Taiwan
Spain to Taiwan
Sri Lanka to Taiwan
St Kitts & Nevis to Taiwan
St Lucia to Taiwan
Sudan to Taiwan
Suriname to Taiwan
Swaziland to Taiwan
Sweden to Taiwan
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Taiwan
Syria to Taiwan
Tajikistan to Taiwan
Tanzania to Taiwan
Thailand to Taiwan
Timor-Leste to Taiwan
Togo to Taiwan
Tonga to Taiwan
Trinidad & Tobago to Taiwan
Tunisia to Taiwan
Turkey to Taiwan
Turkmenistan to Taiwan
Tuvalu to Taiwan
Uganda to Taiwan
Ukraine to Taiwan
United Arab Emirates to Taiwan
United Kingdom to Taiwan
United States to Taiwan
Uruguay to Taiwan
Uzbekistan to Taiwan
Vanuatu to Taiwan
Vatican City to Taiwan
Venezuela to Taiwan
Vietnam to Taiwan
Yemen to Taiwan
Zambia to Taiwan
Zimbabwe to Taiwan

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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