Shipping to Taiwan - Air and Ocean Freight Services

Taipei 101 at night 2010.jpg
Currency New Taiwan dollar (NT$)
$ USD = 29.57 TWD (Feb 2012)(2007 avg. exchange rate)
Fiscal year Calendar year
Trade organisations WTOAPECICC [1] and others
(as Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu)

Nominal: $423.0 billion
Nominal rank: 23rd (2010)

PPP: $810.5 billion
PPP rank: 19th (2010)
GDP growth 10.5% (2010)[2]
GDP per capita

Nominal: $18,300 (2010)
Nominal rank: 37th;
$21,592 (2011 IMF estimate)

PPP: $34,740 (2010)
PPP rank: 21st;
$37,931 (2011 IMF estimate, 18th)
GDP by sector (2009) services (tertiary) (69.2%)
industry (secondary) (29.2%)
agriculture (primary) (1.6%)
Inflation (CPI) -0.87% (2009)[3]
belowpoverty line
1.08% (2008)
Labour force 10.92 million (2009)
Labour force
by occupation
agriculture (5.1%), industry (36.8%), services (58%) (2008)
Main industries

Electronics, communications and information technology products, petroleum refining, armaments, chemicals, textiles, iron and steel, machinery, cement, food processing, vehicles, consumer products, pharmaceuticals
Agricultural: Rice, corn, vegetables, fruit, tea; pigs, poultry, beef, milk; fish

Natural: Small deposits of coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, and asbestos
Ease of Doing Business Rank 25th[4]
Exports $308.3 billion (2011)[3]
Export goods Electronics, flat panels, machinery; metals; textiles, plastics, chemicals; optical, photographic, measuring, and medical instruments (2009)
Main export partners China 26.64%, Hong Kong 14.46%, US11.59%, Japan 7.12%, Singapore 4.23% (2009)
Imports $281.6 billion (2011)[3]
Import goods Electronics, machinery, crude petroleum, precision instruments, organic chemicals, metals (2009)
Main import partners Japan 20.77%, China 14.01%, US 10.49%,South Korea 6.03%, Saudi Arabia 4.97% (2009)
FDI stock 21.2% of GDP (gross fixed; 2007)
$92.83 billion (at home; 2006)
$108.9 billion (abroad; 2006)
Gross external debt $75.3 billion (2009)
Public finances
Public debt 33% of GDP (2009)
Revenues $53.3 billion (2009)
Expenses $57.2 billion (2009)
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

International Delivery to Taiwan

If you are shipping to Taiwan, why not let Intercargo take the stress and hassel out of your shipping needs. We offer an efficient freight service to all international destination ports, with many Airlines daily and Shipping lines departing every week. We can ensure your items are loaded soon after Pick Up/delivery.

Smaller items can sometime be more economical to send by Air freight, however for many larger shipments we can also provide Ocean Freight Services including 20ft or 40ft steel containers. Our services vary depending on your needs. We can supply a container for you to pack and load on-site. Our packing service includes packing, palletising and shrink-wrapping.

Ship from and to Taiwan)

Container-shipping encompasses a number of different options. We offer 20ft or 40ft sole-use container services, to contain only your vehicle, to various ports in Taiwan and around the world. You effectively pay for the sole use of the container, for your vehicle only. (A number of options are available at extra cost should you have other requirements and wish to ship them at the same time.) Selected port destinations are also served by ocean-going RORO ferry services. Such vessels are purpose-built carriers, used by manufacturers to deliver brand-new vehicles around the world. Vehicles are protected from the elements in enclosed decks, and are secured by straps and chocks. Service frequency is usually once or twice a month, and the transit time is sometimes longer than for container vessels, but there can be useful cost savings on some routes than with container shipment.

In Taiwan, Intercargo provide a full range of freight forwarding and Courier services, below is list of our most popular services;