Taiwan Importer of Record at a Glance:
Importer of Record
- Electronic equipment will require a BSMI permit and certain equipment may be eligible for a certificate exemption process
- Wireless equipment, including cell phones and laptops, will require an NCC permit
- Taiwan allows the import of used goods
IT Shipping & Logistics
- Taiwan restricts how much of any one item an importer can import at a time
- Shipping typically takes 1 week, and last-mile delivery takes as little as 1-3 days
Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation
Most of our clients will require either a BSMI permit or an NCC permit to import their equipment into Taiwan. The BSMI (The Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection) is the entity responsible for testing and regulating electronics and electronic equipment. Most, if not all, of FGX clients will require this permit to successfully import their products into Taiwan. You may be able to receive a “free” BSMI certificate if your products satisfy a specific list of requirements for import, including that the product is not available for sale in Taiwan.
The NCC (National Communications Commission) Permit pertains to all wireless equipment. Many of our clients will require this permit to ensure that their equipment meets all the standards and regulations, including clients wanting to ship laptops and cellular phones.
Unlike many other countries in the region, Taiwan WILL allow you to import most used equipment. We can help determine if your used goods meet all safety and regulatory requirements.
IT Shipping & Logistics
Taiwan has restrictions on how much of the same equipment can be imported at one time. These regulations are crucial for protecting the country against economic risks. However, with a knowledgeable Importer of Record provider, you can avoid customs delays from shipping too much equipment at once, and we can coordinate your shipments so that all your equipment arrives on time.
Obtaining air freight is not difficult, but securing wide-bodied air freight and completing shipping to Taiwan will take around one working week. Additionally, we can normally complete last-mile delivery within Taiwan in one to three days.
FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Taiwan at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.