Port of Keelung, Port of Taichung and Port of Kaohsiung are the ports of the country.
Importation of automobiles under a year old and over 10 years old are prohibited in the country. Only one vehicle is allowed per customer, which must operate with lead-free gasoline and new or used motor vehicles manufactured in WTO member countries are allowed to be imported to Taiwan
Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:
Left Hand Drive Vehicles are allowed to be import in the country.
Once an imported vehicle has cleared customs it must meet further requirements before Certificates of Title are given
Environmental protection inspection
Energy efficiency standard test
Vehicle inspection in Taiwan is overseen by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC). Local Motor Vehicles Offices provide details of the recognised test centres within the region.
An original certificate of registration
An invoice or receipt that provides proof or purchase for the vehicle and states the amount paid for it
A customs declaration
A work permit, valid for at least one year
Duties and Taxes:
Import duty, which is levied at 17.5 percent of the customs value of the vehicle, which is itself a function of its make, model and age
VAT charged at 5 percent of the car’s value plus import duty and commodity tax
Commodity tax. This depends on the size of the engine but is around 25-30 percent of the car’s value
Business tax, which is calculated as 5 percent of the sum of the Customs value, Import Duty and Commodity Tax
Getting a Taiwanese Licence Plate:
Applications for a Taiwanese Licence plate should be made at a local Motor Vehicle Office. The vehicle for which plates are being applied for will be inspected. The following documents will be required:
Proof of identity (Alien Resident Card, driving licence)
Two copies of the new licence plate registration certificate for automobiles or motorcycles that have passed the inspection
Customs clearance certificates for customs duties and tax