With the growth of global trade volume and the rise of online shopping imports, the Customs went to (107) the import and export orders and the actual volume of business containers and inbound and outbound passengers continued to expand. The Customs actively improved its efficiency and strived to speed up the customs clearance time.
In 107, the customs handled more than 51 million import orders, of which the simple declaration form of express goods with cross-border online shopping hot, reached a new high of 46.49 million, accounting for about 90% of the total import orders, and the general import orders and imports. For express delivery goods, the overall import receipts increased by 26%; the number of export orders was not much different from 106 years, only increased by 0.1%. Recently, the emerging sea freight express has grown substantially, mainly in the Taipei port area of Keelung. In 2007, the import and export express orders and simple declarations were 220,000, which is about 9 times longer than that of 106 years.
The import and export of physical containers (including transshipment) was affected by the global economic prosperity in the first half of the year, and the bilateral tariff increase of the United States and China led to the early impact of shipments. In 2007, the import and export of real cabinets was 4.23 million, an increase of 3.9%, and Kaohsiung Guanzhi accounted for nearly 60%. In terms of passengers entering and leaving the country, although the number of passengers coming to Taiwan has decreased, the number of people coming to Taiwan, including the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan, has grown as the government actively promotes new southbound tourism and expands its diverse sources of tourists. About 27 million people, an increase of more than 4%.
In terms of customs clearance time, the safety control of imported goods was strengthened. The customs clearance time for all customs clearance forms in the 107-year general import declarations was slightly extended. In general export orders, the clearance time for those who were in compliance with the examination (C3) also increased, but the customs clearance rate decreased. The average customs clearance time is similar to 106 years.
Source: Ministry of Finance