Did you know that there is a page on one of the Taiwan Government websites that tells you how much tax there is to import certain products. My Taiwanese wife always checked this for me, but she is out today and I want to check how much tax there is to import a DVD Player/Recorder with a Hard Disk Drive. I think I remember the HDD is the clincher here that makes it cost more to import.
Can someone provide the URL or better yet, check on this for me? DVD Recorders with HDD are so expensive in Taiwan costing as little as NT$26,000 for one with a 80GB hdd at Costco and much more elsewhere, but in the USA they only cost NT$13,000 for the latest and greatest just released from Toshiba with a 160GB HDD and all of the bells and whistles (model # XS34). I want to just have it shipped to me from B&H Photo’s website in the USA as they ship internationally, but I am afraid that the import tax might be too substantial.
Please help if you can.