[quote=“Dog’s_Breakfast”]There is a drug which I cannot obtain in Taiwan (and believe me, I’ve tried), so I’ve decided to order it from an online pharmacy. The pharmacy I ordered it from was highly recommended.
I’m not expecting any trouble from the pharmacy. What I’m wondering about is whether or not the medicine will get through Taiwan’s customs. It’s NOT a controlled substance. I’m just not sure if Taiwan’s authorities will let it through, especially if they don’t know what it is.
Has anyone had any experience with this in Taiwan? I have done it in the USA and it worked. I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of Taiwanese buy their medications locally or get them from NHI, and wouldn’t understand why anyone would order drugs from abroad.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
I did an Internet search for the drug, and based on what I found in the search I called Victoria Pharmacy Zurich (4144 211 24 32) ( pharmaworld.com ) and asked them if they had it. Of course I’m not 100% sure it’s the drug you’re trying to get, but anyway, they said they had the drug I asked about, and said that they had shipped it to Taiwan on another occasion / other occasions, but (1) it should be shipped in a refrigerated box, and (2) you’d need an import permit to get it through Customs.
[Edit: I think you would apply to the Department of Health for the import permit.]
I’m sorry that the hopeful assumption I made in my PM to you was wrong, but I still think it’s doable. If you are reading this, I can try to find out more about the Customs situation if you would like.
On the other hand, if you would like for me to butt out, I will do that.
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