Customs Museum(海博館)

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International Customs Cooperation SectionTaiwan Customs has always been actively participating in bilateral, regional and international customs events.

  • In 1972, experts of Customs and Taxation from Korea, Philippines and Vietnam were invited to take part in a Taxation and Customs cooperation Conference held in Taipei.
  • In 1977, the first Customs Cooperation Conference between Taiwan and Korea was convened.
  • Since 1991, Taiwan has become one of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies. Taiwan Customs had co-sponsored several important initiatives within the APEC forum.
  • In 1999, Taiwan Customs co-hosted two regional ATA Study Missions with the US Customs in Taipei and Beijing respectively.
  • In 2001, Taiwan Customs signed a Customs mutual assistance agreement with the US Customs to strengthen bilateral cooperation on trade facilitation and border security.
  • In 2002, Taiwan formally joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since then, Taiwan Customs has participated in Customs related Committees of the WTO, such as the Committee on Customs Valuation, Committee on Rules of Origin, and Committee on Anti-Dumping, etc. In addition, Taiwan Customs actively participated in the Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation with concrete proposals for discussion during the negotiation. Furthermore, Taiwan Customs had sent its expert as facilitator to WTO TF Needs Assessment Programs for Viet Nam, United Arab Emirates and Tanzania.
  • In 2009, Taiwan Customs shared its experiences on implementing RFID E-Seal Project at the SCCP meeting in Singapore, and at the “Workshop on Experience Exchange in Adoption of Tools and IT for Goods Identification” in Lima, Peru.
  • In 2011, Taiwan Customs and Japan Customs co-hosted two Single Window Workshops in Taipei and Malaysia, respectively.
  • In 2012, a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of AEOs was signed between Taiwan Customs and the US Customs and Border Protection, to provide AEOs with benefits from trade facilitation measures from both parties.
  • In 2012, the two Customs Administrations across the Strait signed a Cross-Strait Customs Cooperation Arrangement to enhance customs cooperation on customs procedures, tariff, rules of origin, statistic and other fronts, and to facilitate trade and combat smuggling.
  • During 2013 to 2015, Taiwan Customs has signed MRAs with Singapore, Israel and Korea, with aims of providing AEOs with a facilitated clearance environment when engaging in the international trade.
  • In August 2015, Taiwan presented its notification of acceptance of the Trade Facilitation Agreement to the WTO, and has confirmed to fully implement the TFA upon its entering into force. Taiwan Customs has also committed to share its experiences on customs innovations and implementation of trade facilitation measures with other WTO members.

Advances in conditions and public transportation have ushered in the era of global village. Among
all government agencies, Customs is the one with the highest degree of similarity among different
countries, which have reached a consensus on unified Customs import nomenclature, clearance
procedure, and exchanges of information on anti-smuggling efforts. In line with the national policies for the realization of internationalized, institutionalized, and liberalized regime, the ROC Customs has engaged in frequent exchanges with foreign Customs administrations. Displayed in this area are collections of uniforms, documents and artifacts as a result of such efforts.

 

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