Taiwan - Prohibited & Restricted Imports Prohibited & Restricted Imports
Presently, Taiwan can import from and export directly to mainland China. Taiwan is significantly liberalizing imports of products from mainland China as both have joined the WTO and have signed a bilateral Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA). As of October 2018, Taiwan allowed 1,749 agricultural and 7,936 industrial items to be imported from mainland China, accounting for 63.9 percent and 85.5 percent respectively of all imported agriculture and industrial categories. Taiwan continues to review imports from mainland China and considers further relaxation once every six months or as requested by the business sector.
Taiwan still retains import bans on more than 2,300 products from mainland China. United States industry reports that these bans inhibit regional supply chains and prevent certain categories of goods produced in their mainland China-based facilities from entering the Taiwan market. However, there is a ban exemption for imported goods primarily made elsewhere that have not undergone substantial transformation in mainland China, defined as value added exceeding 35 percent of the final export value of the goods. In addition, companies working in bonded facilities, enterprises located in export processing zones, and science-based industrial parks which produce wholly for export are permitted to import banned manufacturing components and raw materials from mainland China.
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