Luggage Shipping To Taiwan
Travelling to or from Taiwan? We can help you getting your luggage there, whether its to relocate or just to visit.
Taiwan is a tiny island situated 180km east of China, and is known for its modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot spring resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. The country is located in the Ring of Fire, making it one of the most earthquake-prone places in the world. With over 17,000 earthquakes a year, over 1,000 of these perceivable.
Quick Facts About Taiwan
- Taiwan boasts the largest collection of Chinese art in the world.
- Taiwan is one of the most earthquake-prone places in the world.
- Settled in 1590, T’ai-nan is the oldest city in Taiwan.
- One of the most popular activities in Taiwan is karaoke.
- The Taiwanese consider it rude to say “no”, instead they say “eh, maybe”.
Why Should You Ship Your Luggage To Taiwan?
Whether you are travelling to Taiwan to travel, to work or to study abroad, you’ll likely have luggage in tow. Shipping your luggage ahead to your destination in Taiwan means you can avoid excess baggage fees on your flight, and it’s also a much more cost-effective option than hiring an international removals company. What’s more, it means you can travel luggage free, as your luggage will meet you upon arrival. You can enjoy the travel.
Send More Than Suitcases To Taiwan
My Baggage can help you to transport all kinds of goods to Taiwan, including those that are typically regarded as large or oversized. If you want to ship something to Taiwan but do not see it listed below, simply contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
Shipping Boxes To Taiwan
With My Baggage, you can send thoughtful gifts and care-packages to your loved ones living overseas. Before proceeding with your booking, be sure to do some research into customs regulations, particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure to package your items in a sturdy, double-walled cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging, so as to avoid any damage occurring whilst in transit.
Shipping Sporting Equipment To Taiwan
Whether you hope to hike, cycle or otherwise when in Taiwan, why not bring your own sporting equipment along, instead of having to rent it out when you get there? My Baggage helps you to easily transport large, oversized sporting equipment to Taiwan.
Shipping Musical Instruments To Taiwan
If you hope to bring your musical instrument with you to Taiwan, My Baggage can help. Bringing your musical instrument overseas can be difficult, especially because many airlines require you to book an additional seat on your flight just to accommodate them. You can eliminate all of that worry by shipping your musical instrument ahead.
Top Tips For Shipping To Taiwan
- Start planning well in advance.
- Spend time researching Taiwan customs regulations.
- Find a reputable international removals or shipping service.
- Choose the service with costs and transit times that best suit your needs.
- Package all items securely with plenty of internal cushioning.
When shipping goods to Taiwan, you are legally required to complete and send a customs declaration with your shipment. Whether you’re sending personal effects or a gift, if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charges to get it back. My Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to complete and attach to your shipment when you send your luggage to Taiwan.
Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as most customs processes and allowances differ around the world, we do advise doing your own research into Taiwan customs regulations before booking your shipment. Please make yourself aware of any potential customs duties.
Shipments entering Taiwan with a small declared value of less than $60 will generally be exempt from duty. In order to gain duty relief on larger shipments, Taiwanese citizens must provide additional documentation to support their declaration. Non-Taiwanese citizens must also provide proof of study or employment if relocating to Taiwan for work or study. As well, shipments must be sent within 6 months of the consignee’s arrival.
When sending your belongings with My Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes to package your items so they are suitable for transit.
We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as packaging is not covered under our compensation cover. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.
If you are sending fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.
You can read through our complete packaging guide here.
Prohibited and Non-Compensation Items
With My Baggage, you can ship your personal belongings anywhere in the world, conveniently, and for fantastic low prices. However, before booking you should take the time to double-check if your items can be carried on the service. For security and customs purposes, couriers do place restrictions and prohibitions on some goods.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
- Animal Products
- Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
- Dangerous Goods
- Hazardous Goods
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation
- Perishable Foods
It is important to keep in mind that there are specific items that can be carried, however, they may not be covered under our compensation cover and as such, should be sent at your own risk. If you do need to send any non-compensation items within your luggage, please ensure they are packaged securely and appropriately with internal cushioning.
Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
Please note that import allowances, security and customs processes differ all around the world. We recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking your shipment to Taiwan.
So, what are you waiting for?