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Last updated:2023/08/31 Print

Definition and Types of Mail

Mainland China EMS refers to mail sent from Taiwan to the Mainland area (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Outer Mongolia), or from the Mainland area to Taiwan.

Posting for delivery

Weight limit: Each mailpiece shall not exceed 30 kg.
Size limit: The length of any side shall not exceed 150cm, and the total size of 1*L+2*W+2*H shall not exceed 300cm.

Estimated days of arrival

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the arrival days are expected to be significantly delayed.

Mainland China EMS takes 3-7 working days to reach from the date of posting.
The estimated arrival days do not include security check, customs inspection and customs custody days; the arrival days refer to the dispatch time to major cities, and additional transit days are required for suburban or remote areas.
In case of delayed or canceled flights (sailings) due to weather conditions or during peak mail periods in mainland China (such as the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Festival, Labor Day long holidays, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Mainland China National Day long holidays, Double 11 Online Shopping Promotion Period, and so on), the estimated arrival time will be delayed.

Notes on filling out the Dispath Note and customs-related documents

Please use a typewriter or a ball pen to fill out this Dispath Note, and write it in Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese.
Please fill in the sender's and recipient's names (the same name as on the ID card should be used, no aliases or nicknames, etc.), addresses, and telephone numbers in the delivery form, and the recipient's Mainland mobile number is preferred.
To make sure that the customs of the Mainland area can examine the type of items contained in the mail, the sender should fill in the customs declaration (including commercial invoices) in full, and in particular, the name of the items should be filled in completely, correctly and clearly, not just a general name (e.g, "food", "sample", "parts", and so forth), otherwise, it may cause delay and inconvenience to the recipient.
The sender's signature on the customs declaration indicates that the information provided is true and that the contents do not contain any dangerous prohibited items, (Please refer to the Universal Postal Union Convention and the nine prohibited articles for related regulations) including inflammable and explosives, compressed or liquefied gases, flammable substances, oxides, toxic and infectious substances, radioactive materials, corrosive materials, 3C products [Computer/Communications/Consumer-Electronics] containing lithium batteries, knives, swords and impact weapons, and other dangerous items (such as magnetizing and irritating substances).
The sender should confirm the documents required to clear the customs of the Mainland area (e.g, certificate of origin, sanitary certificate, Address Pack, Certificate of Diagnosis, prescription, drug price information, etc.) and attach them with the mailpiece if any; the postal service of each country shall not be responsible for the mail sent to the customs for inspection.

Important Notes

The sender shall confirm the import regulations of the Mainland area before sending his/her shipment. If the shipment fails to comply with the regulations and is detained or subject to import duties or prohibited by the Mainland Customs, it will be the responsibility of the sender and the postage will not be refunded.
To cooperate with the mainland's system to send customs declaration by SMS and delivery contact, the recipient's phone number should be filled in to receive SMS and keep the communication smooth, please minimize giving the fixed telephone number (landline number).
Please do not post fragile items (such as glass, porcelain, etc.), if you insist on posting them, the responsibility for any damage will be yours.
Customs Regulations for Mailing to the Mainland Area
  1. The Mainland Customs' inspection of the contents of imported mail is based on the principle of "individual's reasonable personal use".
  2. The upper range value of mail sent to the Mainland area is limited to RMB 800 per shipment (i.e. the duty-paid value of the contents). However, this limit is not a criterion for the determination of duty-free. If the declared value is not truthful or exceeds the above limit, the sender shall be responsible for any taxable or returnable item as assessed by the Mainland Customs.
  3. Any personal belonging imported into the Mainland area may be subject to customs duty. For the mail item that generates customs duty, the mail item will be released for delivery by the Mainland Customs after the duty has been paid.
  4. Following the results of the Mainland Customs' inspection, if the mailpiece needs to be declared, taxed or shipped back to the sender, the Mainland's Postal Administration will notify by SMS or issue a Customs Declaration Notice, the period of retention of the mailpiece by the Mainland Customs varies from 15 days to 3 months (the actual situation depends on the local customs regulations). If the sender/receiver fails to comply with the notification, the mailpiece will be sent back to the sender, which will take 1 week by air and 1 month by surface transportation. The actual transportation return period of the mailpiece depends on the transportation arrangement of the Mainland's Postal Administration and has nothing to do with the committed delivery time of our Company.
  5. When the mail is requested to be returned or goes through the import customs clearance by the Mainland Customs, the "recipient" must declare and present a copy of his/her identity document (if the recipient is a company, an application form with the company's large and small seals must be submitted separately) before the relevant procedures can be completed. Please note that if the mailpiece is returned by customs, the postage paid will not be refunded.

Prohibited Items

According to the provisions of the Universal Postal Union Convention, the following items are prohibited from being posted:
Items Contents
Sharp metals and so on Any item whose nature or packaging may injure staff members or deface other mail or postal equipment. Metallic clasps and needles used to seal mail shall not have sharp edges and shall not interfere with the execution of postal services.
Valuables and so on Antiques, works of art, jewelry, paintings, platinum, gold or silver, whether processed or unprocessed, coins and marketable securities, and so forth. *Marketable securities include bank bills, banknotes, bearer bonds, cheques, corporate bonds, dividend certificates, promissory notes, share certificates, stock certificates, traveler's cheques, treasury bills, bills of lading, and so forth.
Items prohibited for import by the country of destination Items whose importation or circulation is prohibited by the laws of the country to which they are sent.
Live animals Live animals are not allowed to be sent by post.
Obscene materials Obscene materials or items harmful to society's morals.
Narcotics Drugs and other narcotic substances.
Other items prohibited from posting for delivery Items prohibited by government or customs laws and regulations, counterfeit goods and infringing products.

Note: The "Regulations Governing the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air" was promulgated and implemented on February 25th, 2008, and anyone found violating the transport of dangerous goods by air is punishable by a fine of more than NTD 20,000 but less than NTD 100,000 as per the Civil Aviation Act.