These quarantine regulations are enacted pursuant to the provisions set out in Paragraph 2 of Article 34-3 of the Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Disease (hereinafter referred to as "the Statute") and Paragraph 5 of Article 17 of The Plant Protection and Quarantine Act (hereinafter referred to as "the Act").
The term “free trade zones” (hereinafter referred to as the "Free Trade Zone") used in these regulations is the term that has been defined in Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Act for the Establishment and Management of Free Trade Zones.
Application for foreign animal quarantine objects to enter the Free Trade Zone as per Paragraph 2 of Article 34-3 of the Statute, shall comply with the quarantine regulations which are set according to Paragraph 3 of Article 33 of the Statute.
Application for foreign plant regulated articles to enter the Free Trade Zones as per Paragraph 5 of Article 17 of the Act, shall comply with the quarantine conditions stipulated in Item 2 of Paragraph 1 of Article 14 of the Act.
When applying for foreign animal quarantine objects to enter the Free Trade Zone, importers and their agents shall submit an application formed together with documents stipulated in the quarantine regulations which are set according to Paragraph 3 of Article 33 of the Statute to the import/export animal quarantine authority.
When applying for foreign plant regulated articles to enter Free Trade Zone, the importers or their agents shall submit an application formed together with the following documentations to the plant quarantine authority for inspection:
1.Phytosanitary certificate issued by the exporting country, except for plant regulated articles that are subject to the certificate exemptions as announced by the plant quarantine authority.
2.Bill of Lading.
3.Customs Declaration for Importation.
4.Affidavit and a post-entry use plan or other proofing documentation of proof.
The documents and exporting country’s phytosanitary certificate mentioned in Paragraph 1 and Item 1 of Paragraph 2 of preceding Article may be issued without consignee detail. If the destination stated in the indicated documents and phytosanitary certificate is to a third country or area, the import/export animal quarantine authority and the plant quarantine authority shall make a copy of the certificate and return the original certificate to the importers or their agent after the inspection is completed. If there is a demand for plant regulated articles to be transported to taxation zones, they must meet relevant quarantine and customs regulations as stipulated in Paragraph 1 of Article 34 of the Statute and Paragraph 1 of Article 17 of the Act prior to entering the taxation zones.
Foreign animal quarantine objects and foreign plant regulated articles that have passed the quarantine inspection are allowed to enter the Free Trade Zone. Non-compliant animal quarantine objects shall comply with the regulations as stipulated in Article 32-1 and Article 34-2 of the Statute. Non-compliant plant regulated articles shall comply with the regulations as stipulated in Article 18, Article 18-1 and Article 19 of the Act.
For foreign animal quarantine objects and plant regulated articles to enter and to be stored in the Free Trade Zone, when the inspectors of import/export animal quarantine authority and plant quarantine are conducting the inspection, in addition, to reviewing written documents, they may implement the on-site inspection batch by batch or by lot based on the risk level.
These regulations become effective on the date of promulgation.