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Chapter 4 Export/Import and Quarantine
Article 14
When performing quarantine inspection according to Paragraph 2 of Article 32 of the Statute, the import/export animal quarantine authority may brand or mark the quarantine objects before releasing it.
Article 14-1
The import/export animal quarantine authority may entrust relevant agencies (institutions), non-governmental organizations or individuals to handle the following matters:
1.Inspection, review or inquiry as specified in Paragraph 2 of Article 9 of the Statute.
2.Quarantine inspection at the place of origin as specified in Paragraph 3 of Article 32 of the Statute.
Article 15
Article 16
Article 17
The import/export animal quarantine authority shall keep a detailed autopsy record of the autopsied animal under quarantine in detail, including information such as the part of the lesion, symptoms of the disease, name of the disease diagnosed, and the time, place, method of autopsy and other related matters. In addition, the importers could apply for a certificate of death issued by the import/export animal quarantine authority to certify the original nomenclature, features, origin of the animal, the diagnosed disease or the symptoms of the disease, and other related matters.
Article 18
Article 19
Article 20
Article 21
Article 22
Article 23
To import animals subject to isolation quarantine as defined in Paragraph 1, Article 34-1 of the Statute, importers or their agents shall apply to the import/export animal quarantine authority for a provisional pass for quarantine objects by completing and submitting an application form for animal quarantine and a letter of guarantee thereof. This provisional pass is issued to apply to the customs for permission of landing and used to transport animals to the animal quarantine premise or other designated places for quarantine. At the end of the quarantine period, the provisional certificate shall be tendered against the issuance of a veterinary certificate, which then is used to close the case with the customs.
The transportation of animals as mentioned in the preceding Paragraph shall be carried out as instructed by the import/export animal quarantine authorities.
For imported quarantine objects other than live animals, which have been designated by the quarantine personnel to be delivered to a designated quarantine premise for disinfection or processing, customs clearance is applied for after the application for the provisional pass described in Paragraph 1.
Article 24
Where application for export quarantine, the application form shall be completed and submitted to the local import/export animal quarantine authorities. The animals may delivered to the designated animal quarantine premise and be detained there if necessary. Once the quarantine period is completed, an export veterinary certificate is issued by the local import/export animal quarantine authorities, from which the application process for export may be filed with customs.
Article 25
Each animal delivered to and isolated at an animal quarantine premise shall be individually assigned a serial number and undergoes the following two examinations:
1.Health examination: Any animal which enters a quarantine premise shall receive one health examination with record which includes the name, purpose, origin, vaccination and transportation records. In addition to the checking of the breed, age, sex, fur color, and features, and checking of the weight, pulse, respiration, body temperature, nutritional check, conjunctiva, oral cavity, appearance, manure/urine, and parasites are to be completed and recorded in a chart according to the results thereof.
2.Routine checking: During the isolation quarantine period, the temperature, pulse, and respiration of the animal shall be taken at fixed time each day, and the change, if any, of its appetite, mental state, skin, oral cavity, conjunctiva, and manure/urine are observed. Findings thereof are documented in the recording chart for animals placed in isolation quarantine.
For quarantine objects such as chicks and bees that are not suitable for individual numbering for examination, the quarantine personnel may prepare the aforesaid record chart based on facts found on the particulars set forth in either of the items of the preceding paragraph.
Article 26
Animals that are in isolation quarantine in accordance to the provisions specified in Paragraph 1 of Article 34-1 of the Statute are to be claimed by the importer at the end of the isolation quarantine period. Otherwise, an additional charge at 50% of the detention fee will be imposed for each day thereafter. If animals are not claimed fourteen days after the isolation quarantine period, the import/export animal quarantine authority may inform the agent of the importer to pay off the detention charge and the advanced fee, and instruct the agent to file with the customs an application for closing the case by presenting the relevant veterinary certificate. The isolation quarantined animals will then be handed to the agent on behalf of the owner.
Article 27
Disposition as deemed necessary as referred to in Paragraph 4 of Article 34-1 of the Statute indicates the following measures:
1.Animals with possibility of spreading pathogens shall be killed and destroyed immediately.
2.Carcass of the animal which is diagnosed by autopsy to be valueless for any purpose shall be burned immediately.
3.When a particular abattoir is designated to slaughter; where the diseased livestock’s parts limbs or organs are found to be hazardous to public health, the said parts limbs or organs shall be abandoned by burning or disposed of by a rendering process under supervision.
4.Where the diagnosis of the animal remains to be confirmed or be used for study purposes, the disposal may be deferred or the animal may be burned after autopsy.
Once the decision is made of any of the foregoing measures, the importers or their agent shall be immediately advised.
Article 28
Once animal quarantine personnel boards a vessel, vehicle, or aircraft carrying quarantine objects to conduct the quarantine inspection pursuant to Article 35 of the Statute, they shall give the declaration form of animal quarantine inspection to the captains, or the administrators or those acting on their behalf of the vessel, vehicle, or aircraft to fill out the form about quarantine matters. If necessary, the quarantine personnel may have access to the logbook or other relevant documents for completing an inspection record chart.
Article 29
If imported animals are found to have contracted infectious animal diseases during the aforesaid inspection, the animal quarantine personnel may order and supervise the captain of the vessel, aircraft or the master of a vehicle concerned or those acting on their behalf to abandon such animals at sea twelve nautical miles offshore, or supervise the said personnel to kill or burn and/or destroy such animals, and have the said vessel, aircraft or vehicle disinfected.
Article 30
The circumstance where a veterinary certificate is required by the competent authority of the importing country, as mentioned in Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1 of Article 36 of the Statute, means that exporters or their agents provide the documents that mention the requirement of veterinary certificates by the government of the importing country when submitting application of export quarantine.