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What is the Customs clearance procedure for importation of the live animals or aquatic species?

1. Importation of protected wildlife governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act shall submit the import permit issued by the Council of Agriculture (COA) or Ocean Affairs Council (OAC), Executive Yuan, for the Customs clearance. About aquatic animals, only if they are either included on the Appendix of Article 2 of the Directions Governing Review of Application for Permission to Export or Import Terrestrial Live Wildlife and the Products Thereof or Directions for Import and Export of Marine Wildlife or Marine Wildlife Products, an import permit shall be exempted. If they are not included on the above Appendices, importers shall submit the import permit issued by the COA or OAC, Executive Yuan. If the animal aforementioned belongs to endangered species of wild fauna, importers shall comply with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (hereafter referred to as “CITES”) certificate or other permits issued by the exporting country. In addition, importation of the quarantine objects which is governed by the Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Disease and shall be applied for quarantine, the quarantine permit should issued by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ), COA, Executive Yuan.

2. If the specifies are governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act or listed in the Appendices of the CITES, the importer who declares the item mentioned above should enter both the scientific name and the common name of the species.

 

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  • Publish Date:2020-05-13
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