2020 年 7 月 1 日

A person who has travelled to and from the country multiple times cannot claim ignorance on failing to declare excess foreign currency upon exit (Taiwan)

Ankwei Chen The Taipei High Administrative Court rendered the 108-Su-Zi-1227 Decision on December 11, 2019, in which it held that a person who travelled frequently has no legitimate reason to plead ignorance of the requirement that excess foreign currency must […]
2019 年 5 月 31 日

A freight forwarder contract is not required for giving legal effect; express or implicit agreement both suffice unless the parties had agreed on a specific method (Taiwan)

2019.2.26 Ankwei Chen The Taiwan High Court rendered the 106-Hai-Shang-Shang-9 February 26, 2019 (the “Decision”), holding that a freight forwarders contract is  not required in law for giving effect to a shipment agreement; express or implicit agreement may both suffice […]
2018 年 9 月 30 日

The Regulations for Vessel Equipment were amended to require vessels to install automatic identification systems (Taiwan)

2018.7.27 Ankwei Chen The Ministry of Transportation and Communications issued the Jiao-Hang-10750097371 Order dated July 27, 2018 in which it promulgated the amended Articles 242-1, 242-3, 255, 288-6 and 325 of the Regulations for Vessel Equipment (the “Regulations”)  and the […]
2018 年 8 月 31 日

Announcement No. 60 of 2018 of the General Administration of Customs on Amending the Instructions on Completing the Customs Declaration Forms of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China for the Import and Export of Goods (Mainland China)

2018.6.21 Di Wu To regulate the import and export declaration of goods by consignors and consignees and to unify the requirements for completing the customs declaration forms for the import and export of goods, the General Administration of Customs issued […]
2018 年 6 月 30 日

In case of any damage or loss incurred to cargo that is not attributable to maritime shipping, if the shipper errors in delivering the cargo or releasing the cargo to the consignee without following the agreed-upon terms of release after the cargo arrives at port, Article 56 of the Maritime Law does not apply (Taiwan)

2018.3.21 Ankwei Chen The Taichung Branch of the Taiwan High Court rendered the 106-Chung-Shang-170 Civil Decision on March 21, 2018 (the “Decision”) in which it held that for damage or loss incurred to cargo that is not attributable to maritime […]
2018 年 1 月 31 日

Interim Measures for the Administration of Customs Pre-rulings (Mainland China)

2017.12.26 Joline Chen To promote trade safety and convenience and optimize the business environment, the General Administration of Customs promulgated the Interim Measures for the Administration of Customs Pre-rulings (the “Measures”) on December 26, 2017, which went into effect on […]
2018 年 1 月 31 日

Administrative Measures of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China for Temporarily Imported or Exported Goods (2017) (Mainland China)

2017.12.08 Joyce Wen On December 8, 2017, the General Administration of Customs promulgated the Administrative Measures of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China for Temporarily Imported or Exported Goods (the “New Law”), which came into effect on February […]
2017 年 12 月 31 日

A telex release notice is an expedited scheme for use in taking delivery of shipments; it does not mean that the consignee is immediately entitled to ownership of the shipment per the bill of lading without asking the consignor for a release instruction solely by having agreed to the use of a telex release notice (Taiwan)

2017.10.5 Ankwei Chen The Taichung Branch of the Taiwan High Court rendered the 104-Chung-Shang-188 Civil Decision of October 5, 2017 (the “Decision”), which held that A telex release notice is an expedited scheme for use in taking delivery of shipments; […]
2017 年 8 月 8 日

If a bill of lading is printed with standard provisions, they are standard contract provisions and should be binding to the consignor, the shipper and the holder of the bill of lading except when such provisions are obviously unfair and should be deemed invalid(Taiwan)

Oli Wong The Supreme Court rendered the 105-Tai-Shang-105 Civil Decision of January 20, 2016 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that if a bill of lading is printed with standard provisions, they are standard contract provisions and should be binding to the […]
2017 年 8 月 8 日

In the event of any dispute regarding whether a telex release has been completely implemented, the consignee may not request the carrier to deliver the cargo on such basis(Taiwan)

Ankwei Chen The Kaohsiung Branch of the Taiwan High Court rendered the 104-Hai-Shang-Shang-2 Civil Decision of February 2, 2016 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that in the event of any dispute regarding whether a telex release has been completely implemented, the […]