1087 - 03/16 - Direct Trade between China and Taiwan - Asia

The Association has received some queries asking for updated status of direct trade between China and Taiwan.  After checking with the Club’s correspondent in Taiwan, Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd. (TTIS), the Association has provided the below information, together with a list of ports approved between the straits for direct trade, for Members’ ease of reference.

Nevertheless, should Member’s vessel like to sail directly between China and Taiwan, it’s strongly suggested to seek shipping agent’s advice in advance. 

The relevant regulations can be found here:

http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=K0070045

http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=K0070064


Vessels

Foreign Vessels:

Must apply for approval in advance.

1. Foreign vessels operated by foreign shipping carriers;
2. Foreign vessels operated by shipping carriers of Taiwan;
3. Foreign vessels operated by shipping carriers of the Mainland Area.

Foreign vessels must apply for permission to sail directly among the designated Offshore Shipping Centers and ports of the Mainland Area via its branch office or the port agent.  The application including the relevant required documents shall be submitted to local port authority.

Vessels owned/registered in China, Taiwan & Hong Kong

Must apply for approval in advance.

1. A vessel with the capital of either side of the Taiwan Straits, and that is registered on both sides;
2. A vessel with the capital of either side of the Taiwan Straits, and that is registered in Hong Kong;
3. Foreign vessels with the capital of either side of the Taiwan Straits operated by vessel carriers registered in either side of the Taiwan Strait and are already engaging in offshore shipping center transport or cross-strait third-area container liner transport, or sand and gravel transport prior to the implementation of these regulations.

Cargo

Foreign Vessels

Foreign vessels shipping or transshipping cargoes from the Mainland Area to a third area or vice versa may sail directly among the designated Offshore Shipping Centers and ports of the Mainland Area after seeking approval of the local port authority.

Foreign shipping carriers with permission to sail directly between the Offshore Shipping Centers and ports of the Mainland Area may not carry any cargo from the Taiwan Area that is destined for the Mainland Area, or vice versa.

Vessels owned/registered in China, Taiwan & Hong Kong

Unlimited cargo and passengers

Ports approved for direct trade

Foreign Vessels

高雄Kaohsiung, 台中Taichung, 基隆Keelung, 台北港Taipei Port

Vessels owned/registered in China, Taiwan & Hong Kong

Taiwan ports: 
基隆Keeelung(台北Taipei port)、高雄Kaohsiung(含安平Anping)、台中Taichung、花蓮Hualien( 蘇澳、和平)、麥寮Mailiao、布袋(先採專案方式辦理)等八個港口,以及金門料羅、水頭Kinman、馬祖福澳、白沙Matsu、澎湖馬公Ponghu。

China Ports:
72 ports in China including 大陸方面為七十二個港口,包括:丹東Dandong、大連Dailian、營口Yingkuo (Bayuquan)、唐山Tangshan、錦州Jinzhou、秦皇島 Qinghuandao、天津Tianjin、黃驊Huanghua、威海Wheihai、煙台Yantai、龍口Longkou、嵐山Lanshan、日照Rizhao、青島Qingdao、連雲港Lianyuangang、大豐Dafeng、上海Shanghai、寧波Ningbo、舟山Zhoushan、台州Taizhou、嘉興Jiaxing、溫州Wenzhou、福州Fuzhou、松下Songxia、寧德Ningde、泉州Quanzhou、蕭厝Xiaocuo、秀嶼Xiuyu、漳州Zangzou、廈門Xiamen、汕頭Shantou、潮州Chaozhou、惠州Huizhou、蛇口Shekuo、鹽田Yantian、赤灣Chiwan、媽灣Mawan、虎門Humen、廣州Guangzhou、珠海Zhuhai、茂名Maoming、湛江Zhanjiang、北海Beihai、防城Fengchen、欽州Qinzhou、海口Haikou、三亞Sanya、洋浦Yangpu、太倉Taicang、南通Nantong、張家港Zhangjiagang、江陰Jiangyin、揚州Yanzhou、常熟Changshu、常州Changzhou、泰州Taizhou、鎮江Zhenjiang、南京Nanjing、蕪湖Wuhu、馬鞍山Maanshan、九江Jiujiang、武漢Wuhan、城陵磯Chenlin、銅陵 Tongling、石島 Shidao、萊州Laizhou、大麥嶼Damaiyu、沈家門Shenjiamen、濰坊Weifang、安慶Anquing、蓬萊港Penglai、深圳Shenzhen。

Source of Information

TTIS (Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd)
Thomas Miller (Hong Kong) Limited

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