Shopping Guide

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<Tax related>

Q1: How much is the value of goods subject to tax?

According to the regulations of the Ministry of Finance of Taiwan, if the dutiable value of imported postal items is within NT$ 2,000 (the same below) , customs duties, excise tax and business tax are exempted. (Spot checks may not always be taxed.)
The so-called duty-paid price is the price including the shipping fee. For example, the cost of goods is NT$1,500, and the shipping fee is NT$600. The total cost is NT$2,100. If it exceeds NT$2,000, taxes must be paid. The consignee or holder of imported goods is the taxpayer of the business tax, and the business tax to be paid shall be collected by the customs.

Ministry of Finance Consumers should pay attention to imported goods

Q2: How much is the business tax? Do I need to pay for my own supplies?

The import tax of health care products and food is 30%, the import tax of medicine is 5%, and the business tax is 5%. Business tax must be paid for both personal use and sales. For other items and subsequent tax rate changes, please refer to the tax rate inquiry of the Finance Department

Q3: Can I avoid tax by placing orders separately and making each order less than TWD 2,000?

For imported parcels sent from the same sender and sent to the same recipient or address at the same time, the dutiable value will be combined, so if you want to place an order separately, you need to fill in different recipients and recipients address.

<Product content review>

Q1 What is the amount of health food and medicine that needs to be checked?

Healthy food

  • Capsules and lozenges of health food must meet the requirements of less than 12 bottles of each type and no more than 36 bottles in total.
  • Food or related products with a value of less than 1,000 US dollars and a weight of less than 6 kg: (commonly include collagen powder, whey protein powder, milk powder, turmeric powder, etc.)
  • It is a food additive and the weight is within 1 kg (but the spice limit is within 200 grams): vitamin C powder, glutamic acid powder are commonly found
  • If the above requirements are exceeded, a " Consent to Apply for Import " is required.


  • The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan stipulates that those who send a small amount of medicines for their own use: a limit of 2 bottles (boxes) of each type, and a total of no more than 6 types, which can be directly released by the customs).
    • The same medicine with the same ingredients and different packaging capacities is considered the same medicine. For example, the 48 capsules and the 60 capsules of EVE A tablets are the same medicine.
    • Different series of pain relievers are different products, such as EVE A Tablets and EVE A Tablets EX are different medicines.
    • General Vitamins for Food
    • Table Feiming, glucosamine sulfate is a medicine
    • A drug is a drug if it is labeled as a Class X drug on the instructions and on the package
    • Eye drops, sore patches, and ointments are considered medicines

    Application Process for Import Consent Application:

    Q2: Did I buy food or medicine?

    It can be inquired through the following website:

    Healthy food


    • General Vitamins for Food
    • Table Feiming, glucosamine sulfate is a medicine
    • A drug is a drug if it is labeled as a Class X drug on the instructions and on the package
    • Eye drops, sore patches, and ointments are considered medicines
    • Ingredient code query
    The following ingredients are classified as pharmaceuticals regardless of their dosage:
    Milk Thistle
    Alpha Lipoic Acid
    Glucosamine Sulfate
    Ginkgo Biloba Extract (Ginkgo Biloba)
    The following ingredients are considered medicinal products in excess of the dosages listed below:
    If you buy products containing the following ingredients, please pay attention to the dosage. If you buy more than 2 bottles, you need to apply for an import consent form:
    Lutein (over 30 mg)
    Coenzyme Q10 (over 30mg)
    Vitamin A (over 10,000 IU)
    Vitamin B1 (over 50 mg)
    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) (over 100 mg)
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) (over 100 mg)
    Vitamin B6 (over 80 mg)
    Vitamin B12 (over 1000mcg)
    Vitamin D3 (above 800 I.U.)
    Vitamin E (Tocopherol) dl-alpha-Tocopherol (above 400 I.U.)
    Zinc (over 30 mg) (including Zinc Citrate, Zinc Bisglycinate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Gluconate
    , Zinc Sulfate)
    Magnesium (over 600mg) (including Magnesium Gluconate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate)
    Iron (above 45 mg)
    Lactoferrin (above 100 mg)

    If you are unsure, you can directly call the relevant contractor for consultation.
    The Consumer Service Hotline of the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Executive Yuan:
    02-27878200, 02-81706008

    Q3: Can passengers bring vacuum-packed meat products or instant noodles (instant noodles) containing meat into the country?

    Passengers should pay attention to the following matters when bringing meat-containing instant noodles into the country: (1) According to the previous reference table and the customs inspection bureau's opinion, instant noodles (or instant noodles), instant porridge, solid or powdered soup, etc. For food, if the meat preparation package is soft canned food that has been sterilized at high temperature, it is not necessary to declare animal quarantine; please contact the Bureau of Inspection and Quarantine for the identification of relevant soft canned food.

    For details, please refer to the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance of Taiwan:

      < Imported personal parcel real-name authentication>

      From April 16, 2020, if the package has not been authenticated by real name, it can be released for customs clearance for the first time, but it will not be accepted for customs clearance for the second time. .

      It is recommended to apply for real-name authentication before placing an order, and the registered name and phone number should be the same as the name and phone number filled in when placing the order.
      You can use the EZ WAY mobile APP launched by the Customs Administration of the Ministry of Finance for real-name authentication ( download link ) .

      After the real-name authentication is completed, when the goods are randomly inspected in the future, the mobile phone will receive the appointment notification message pushed by EZ WAY. After confirming that the declaration contents are consistent, the customs clearance process will start, and the customs clearance progress can be confirmed through EZ WAY.

      If the package is inspected, the customs will only notify through the EZ WAY APP, so it is recommended to use the APP to apply for the real-name system.

      Checkout Q&A

      Q: Credit card swipe failed

      A: If you are using a JCB card, since the system we use is not in Japan, most of the JCB cards can only be used in Japan and can only be settled in Japanese currency transactions. Therefore, if you fail to use JCB to swipe your card, it is recommended to use VISA or MASTER to try it out.

      Q: APPLE PAY or GOOGLE PAY is not displayed

      A: From this we can see the competition between APPLE and GOOGLE. When you use Chrome, the webpage will not display APPLE PAY, and when you use Safari, it will not display GOOGLE PAY. Therefore, you need to change the browser of the same system to see the corresponding checkout method.

      Q: I have tried a lot of card changes and can't swipe the card successfully

      A: Maybe you can try a different browser. If it doesn't work, the system may be unstable. Please wait a few days before coming back to consume. I'm very sorry for your change.

      Q: I live in Taiwan, what should I do if I accidentally buy excessive amounts of medicines?

      A: As long as the quantity you purchased does not exceed the application limit for self-use medicines at the customs (the total number of medicines does not exceed 12 bottles and 1200 medicines), you can get your medicines through application even when the medicines are stuck by the customs.

      Generally speaking, the customs will send you a notice asking you to apply for the import consent form for drugs for your own use. As long as you follow the application steps provided to you by the customs, bring your ID card and self-use drug closing certificate, and we will provide you with drug information for your application.

      In the unfortunate event that the product is returned by customs, we will refund the cost of the product to you after we have received the product and confirmed that the product is in good condition. Shipping costs cannot be refunded because they have already been paid.

      Q: Are there any purchase restrictions in the area where I live?

      A: Please confirm with the local customs or relevant agencies that medicines in Macao may not be able to pass through customs.

      Q: If the goods are returned by the customs, what should I do with the cost part?

      A: If unfortunately the product is returned by the customs, after we receive the product and confirm that the product is in good condition and does not affect the sale, we will refund the cost of the product to you, or let you re-ship the product for you after making up the shipping fee. Shipping costs cannot be refunded because they have already been paid. Please be sure to confirm the specifications for the contents of the package in your area before shopping.