Taiwan - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2021-09-13

In order to comply with its WTO commitments, Taiwan has eliminated more than 98.9% of its import controls on 11,213 official import categories.  As of June 2021, 92 items under Chinese Commercial Code (CCC) were prohibited unless approved by BOFT as special cases, and 35 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.