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Inbound Passengers Should Comply with the Regulations Regarding Bringing Tobacco and Alcohol into Taiwan to Avoid Punishment

    Taichung Customs points out that the number of inbound and outbound passengers continues to rise since the borders lockdown has been lifted. Inbound passengers are reminded of the relevant regulations with regard to bringing tobacco and alcohol into Taiwan. Should inbound passengers have any articles liable to a declaration, these should be declared forthwith. 
    Taichung Customs reminds that to comply with the revision of the Civil Law, in which the age of majority has been lowered to 18 years. Pursuant to Article 11 of the current “Regulations Governing the Declaration, Inspection, Duty and Release of Personal Luggage or Goods of Inward passengers”, it is therefore stated that from January 1 , 2023, passengers over the age of 18 can bring duty-free alcohol into the country, while duty-free tobacco products brought into Taiwan  remain only applicable to adults of 20 or older. The amount of duty-free limit for tobacco and alcohol carried by inbound passengers for personal use is 1 liter of wine (regardless of the quantity of bottles), 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 1 pound of shredded tobacco.  If the amounts of tobacco and/or alcohol exceed the permitted quantity or are not declared then the items shall be subject to forfeiture and a fine imposed. The fine shall be not less than NT$500 and not more than NT$5,000 for each carton of cigarettes, a pound of loose tobacco, 25 cigars, or a liter of alcohol respectively.  
    Taichung Customs reminds the public that according to Article 14 of the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, electronic cigarettes are not allowed to be imported or sold. Please do not bring e-cigarettes and/or related paraphernalia into Taiwan. Should passengers have any questions or doubts about bringing tobacco and alcohol into the country, they can contact the customs at the red-lane counter upon arrival or call the customs (Tel: 04-26155172) before boarding. All staff are more than willing to help.

Release date:2023-01-16 Click times:230