Taiwan - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports
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To comply with its WTO commitments, Taiwan has eliminated more than 95 percent of its import controls on 12,256 official import categories. As of June 2023, 32 items under Standard Classification of Commodities of the ROC (CCC Code) were prohibited unless approved by BOFT as special cases, and 23 items were allowed to be imported with conditions. Most of the permit-required categories are related to public sanitation and national defense concerns and include some agricultural products and ammunition. In addition, Taiwan maintains a lengthy list of products that are banned if made in mainland China, including chocolate confectionary and meters for medical equipment.