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Amendments to the Customs Import Tariff Schedule are to promote bilateral economic and trade exchanges and cooperation opportunities with countries in a diplomatic relationship with Taiwan and implement Taiwan's global-scale industrial development policy.
  • Contect
1.Amendments to the Customs Import Tariff are promulgated on November 28, 2018 as follows:
(1) Tariff preferential treatment is offered for 153 items originating from Eswatini including beef, pork, seafood, vegetables and fruit, sugar, prepared food, and textile products, among which, a tariff quota is arranged for raw sugar, refined sugar, natural honey, and avocadoes, enjoying tariff-free treatment for the quantity below the quota limitation, and tariffs on natural honey and avocadoes are reduced gradually to 0 over periods of 10 years and 5 years, respectively, and the tariffs for all the other products are eliminated immediately upon the effectiveness of the agreement.
(2)A new tariff line is inserted for “Refined copper tubes or pipes with continuous inner grooves or outer wings” into subheading no. 7407.10, and Additional Note 1 to Chapter 74 are amended accordingly.
2.Amendments to the Customs Import Tariff are promulgated on July 24, 2019 as follows:
(1) Abiding by the ECA between Taiwan and Paraguay, Additional Note 7 is inserted into Chapter 17, stipulating quota quantities shall be announced annually by the Ministry of Finance according to the ECA’s Decision. Tariffs are eliminated on 29 items originating from Paraguay, such as mate, and the tariff on “Tendons of swine frozen” is reduced gradually over a period of five years.
(2)To keep in line with the environmental protection policy, Additional Note 20 is inserted into Chapter 87, importations of parts, accessories, and assembly for manufacturing large diesel vehicles are, with completion of registration of new vehicles and scrapping old large diesel vehicles (Phase I to Phase III), as endorsed by the Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan, exempt from duty, which is valid until December 31, 2022.
(3)To cooperate in promoting trade liberalization, tariffs are reduced on 15 items including frozen shishamo smelt, scallops, yam, satsumas, prepared cream, miso, mayonnaise, curry sauce, and fermented cereal beverages.
3.Amendments to the Customs Import Tariff are promulgated on December 15, 2021 as follows:
(1)Tariffs are reduced on 199 items originating from Belize including aquatic products, cocoa products, and juices, 25 items originating from Honduras including dairy products, fruits, and vegetables, 10 items originating from Paraguay including sugar and rice paper.
(2)When a treaty, free trade agreement, or economic cooperation agreement signed with another country or region has been terminated or withdrawn by a declaration from one or both of the parties, all or part of the goods imported from that country or region shall cease to be applied to the tariff rates in Column II and the additional notes thereof, which shall be announced by the Ministry of Finance after consulting with other government agencies concerned and then reporting to the Executive Yuan for approval.
(3)The tariff has been reduced to 10% on dried cashew nuts which are not produced or supplied domestically. The application period of duty exemption for parts, accessories, and components of large diesel vehicles has been extended to January 31, 2023. The conversion ratios of peanuts products for tariff rate quotas have been adjusted.
4. Amendments to the Customs Import Tariff are promulgated on June 21, 2023 as follows:
(1) Relevant Section Notes, Chapter Notes, Subheading Notes, Additional Notes, and numerous tariff rates are amended to keep our tariff schedule in line with the HS2022 edition, which is in response to the regulatory demands of international organizations and  international conventions, the current development of advanced technologies, and the changes in international trade patterns.
(2) The tariff structure of squid products is simplified and consolidated. A new tariff line is inserted for quartz glass products used in the semiconductor industry with a tariff rate of 1.2%, rationalizing the tariff rate structure.
  • Performance
1. The amendments can deepen the bilateral economic and trade relations between Taiwan and Eswatini, assist Taiwanese enterprises in connecting with other African countries' markets, and inject new kinetic energy into trade. The insertion of exclusive tariff lines and additional notes intends to keep in line with international regulations and facilitate customs practice.
2. The amendments aim to expand bilateral economic and trade exchanges and cooperation opportunities, help to consolidate friendship with Paraguary, reduce mobile pollution emissions, ease the burden on the social environment, and create an atmosphere to facilitate our nation's participation in regional economic integration through rationalization of tariff rates.
3. The amendments intend to expand bilateral economic and trade exchanges and increase cooperation opportunities, and keep in alignment with agricultural and environmental protection policies.
4. The amendments help our country's tariff classification conform to the latest edition of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System and integrate with international economic and trade standards smoothly, which creates a reasonable business environment for industries, and further enhances our international competitiveness.
Issued:Customs Administration Release date:2023-10-12 Last updated:2023-10-12 Click times:914