Taiwan - Country Commercial Guide
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Taiwan is not a party to the worldwide Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission (ATA Carnet system). Instead, special, bi-lateral Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office/ American Institute in Taiwan (TECRO/AIT) Carnets are used to grant customs duties exemptions for up to one year on commercial samples, professional instruments, equipment, and exhibition goods brought from the United States into Taiwan for sales promotion and exhibition purposes. TECRO/AIT Carnets, issued exclusively by Taiwan, are very similar to traditional ATA Carnets, but must be applied for separately because the United States does not have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan. If Taiwan is included as part of a larger itinerary, you still need a TECRO/AIT Carnet in addition to an ATA Carnet. Items must be removed from Taiwan within one year of the event’s conclusion to avoid imposition of duties and other penalties.

Questions regarding the process of the TECRO/AIT Carnets should be directed to:

U.S. Council for International Business ATA Carnet Department

1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036 Tel: 212-354-4480

Fax: 212-575-0327

Email: atacarnet@uscib.org