Customs Administration

Import Postal Articles

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Postal Articles in Large Amount

1. A formal declaration is required for the following (Re: Art. 6, Regulations Governing Customs Clearance Procedures for Importing and Exporting Postal Parcels):

(a) Free on board (FOB) price exceeds the equivalent of US$5,000.

(b) Duplicates of declarations for the purpose of requesting duty drawback or bonding are required.

(c) Re-imported cases that need to be cross-checked with the original export declaration.

(d) Articles eligible for duty reduction or exemption pursuant to the Act and relevant regulations, and additional notes in the Customs Import Tariff.

(e) Import declarations other than Declaration for Imported Goods (Import Declaration “G1”).

(f) Articles subject to special safeguard measures publicly announced by the Ministry of Finance.

(g) Articles subject to tariff quota.

(h) Other postal articles subject to customs declaration in accordance with other laws and regulations.

2. Time limit
Declaration of goods imported must be made within 15 days from the date of delivery of Notification Card by the Post Office. A late fee shall be levied for failure to meet the time limit (Re: Art. 6, Regulations Governing Customs Clearance Procedures for Importing and Exporting Postal Parcels).

3. Required documents:

(a) Bill of lading (Parcel List): consignee’s name and address must be consistent with those on the Import Permit.

(b) Import Declaration Form: with duty payer’s name and address in both Chinese and English, importer ID and telephone number.

(c) A license or permit from the competent authority.

(d) Power of Attorney: needed (with seals of the company head and the company) if Customs Broker is entrusted to make a declaration.

(e) Price Declaration Form: needed if there are additions or subtractions to customs value , or if importer and exporter are related.

(f) Invoice or Commercial Invoice: with consignee’s name, address, commodity name, brand, quantity, specification, unit price, freight, insurance.

(g) Instruction manual or catalogue. 

(h) Packing list.

  • Publish Date:2015-07-22
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