Chapter 1 General Principles
These regulations are pursuant to Paragraph 2, Article 39 of the
Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Disease
and Article 21 of Plant Protection and Quarantine Act.
The fees include quarantine fees, operation fees and handling
1.Quarantine fees: charges for inspection of animal and plant
diseases and pests.
2.Operation fees :
(1) On-site inspection fees;
(2) Animal holding fees, including facility fee and testing fee;
(3) Carcass burning fees;
(4) Extended operation fees;
(5) Quarantine treatment fees: fumigation, sterilization, sea
burial, raising, cultivation, transportation and destruction,
(6) Computer processing fees.
(1) Quarantine label fees;
(2) Fees for splitting, reissuing, replacing and copying of the
phytosanitary / veterinary certificates.
The quarantine service fees shall be charged in New Taiwan Dollars
The quarantine service fees shall be exempted for the articles
used for aid or relief purposes and accompanied with proof from
Chapter 2 Quarantine fees
Quarantine fees shall be charged at the rate of 0.1% of the Free
on Board (FOB) value of the export articles or the import duty
value for the imported articles. Quarantine fees shall be charged
at the rate of 0.05% of the import duty value of the imported
articles which are wheal, barley, corn or soy bean.
For export purposes, the fee for certain animal diseases and plant
pests sampling test shall be charged as follows.
The fee for specific animal diseases test for urgent exportation
shall be doubled.
1.A fee of NT$ 1,000 for the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
2.A fee of NT$ 1,600 for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
3.A fee of NT$ 2,100 for Reverse Transcription PCR (RT- PCR).
4.A fee of NT$ 3,100 for Real Time RT-PCR.
5.A fee of NT$ 3,600 for virus isolation.
Exporters, importers (hereinafter referred to as "the applicants")
or the agents, when applying for inspection, shall submit the
foreign currency exchange documents or other sales documents in
order to calculate the quarantine fees. If such documents are not
available along with the inspection application, it is required
to submit before issuing the phytosanitary/veterinary certificates.
For those merchant groups or associations, where approval is granted
by the competent authority to calculate the fees based on uniform
values, submission of the aforementioned documents will be exempted.
For those articles exempt from acquiring import or export permits,
quarantine fees are charged as follows:
1.Fees for the import articles are charged for the import customs
declaration form signed by the declarant, or foreign exchange
documents such as the trade invoice from overseas exporters,
submitted by the applicants or the agents while applying for
2.Fees for the export articles are charged for the letter of credit
or export customs declaration form signed by the declarant
submitted by the applicants or the agents while applying for
inspection. However, the fees shall be charged as per local
sales invoices, commercial invoices or other sales proof documents,
when application is submitted at local manufactory.
The quarantine fees shall be exempted for the following cases:
1.The articles are used for military purposes and accompanied with
proof from military authorities.
2.The articles of imported food are used for military or official
purposes and accompanied with proof from food administration
3.The animals, plants or their products carried by passenger or
crew serving on vehicles, ships or aircrafts or sent via mail
not exceeding the quantity allowed by the Bureau of Animal and
Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.
4.Unprocessed raw, cold-stored or frozen livestock or poultry
meat for export, where the meat inspection fee has been paid
for at slaughtering.
For the export articles paid with foreign currencies, the quarantine
fees shall be charged as per the payment which should be converted
into NT$, based on the exchange rates applicable for custom declaration
as stipulated by the directorate general of customs for every ten-day
Chapter 3 Operation fees
The on-site inspection fees shall be charged for the actions which
dispatched inspectors by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health
Inspection and Quarantine, including on-site inspection, quarantine
treatments, escort, and audit of facilities or sites,etc;
1.A fee of NT$ 500 will be charged for on-site inspection within
the territory by each inspector every time. If the inspector
cannot travel to the site and back within the same day, the fees
shall be charged as per the "Regulations for Applying the Domestic
2.For each batch of the articles, the on-site inspection fee shall
be charged as the articles being inspected by one inspector.
3.On-site inspection fee shall be charged only once for the same
applicant if several batches of the articles are inspected at
the same place and the same time.
If large quantities of the articles are to be inspected and one
inspector cannot complete the task in one day, the on-sites inspection
fees shall be charged for the number of inspectors dispatched by
the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine
and the number of days.
No on-site inspection fee will be charged for inspection conducted
at warehouses, container terminals or other locations where the
offices of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and
Quarantine are located.
For import or export animals to be quarantined at the facilities
owned by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and
Quarantine or at other facilities approved by the Bureau of Animal
and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, the animal holding
fees will be charged in accordance with Table 1 Animal Holding
If the time for quarantine of an animal exceeds the time limit as
per relevant regulation, the animal holding fee will include the
facility fee and extended operation fee based on the extended days.
For on-site inspection of animals quarantined at other approved
facilities by the inspectors dispatched by the Bureau of Animal
and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, the on-site inspection
fee shall be charged but the facility fee shall be exempt in
accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of the preceeding Article.
If animal dies during quarantine and the carcass is treated by
burning, a animal carcass burning fee shall be charged in accordance
with Table 2 Fee Standard for Animal Carcass Burning.
When applying for extended operation, the applicants or the agents
shall follow the rules as described below:
1.The applicants or the agents shall apply for the extended operation
in office hours.
2.The extended operation hours are as follows:
(1) The extended operation hours during weekdays are from 6:00 a.m.
to 8:30 a.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 5:30 p.m.
to 10:00 p.m.
(2) The extended operation hours during weekends and national
holidays are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
(3) The special extended operation hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:00
a.m. of the next day.
3.The extended operation fees shall be charged as follows:
(1) A fee of NT$ 200 for each batch of the articles shall be charged
(2) A fee of NT$ 1,000 for each batch of the articles shall be
charged during weekends and national holidays.
(3) A fee of NT$ 2,000 for each batch of the articles shall be
charged for the special extended operation hours.
(4) The extended operation across the aforementioned items of this
subparagraph shall be charged by the maximum fee.
4.If the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine
approves the withdrawal of applications for extended operation
made by an applicant, the extended operation fee will be refunded,
or be deducted in the next application for inspection with the
deduction to be noted in the application form.
5.If an applicant applies for inspection of several batches of the
articles and the inspection can be conducted at the same place
and the same time, the extended operation fee shall be charged
as for one batch of the articles as described in Subparagraph 3.
6.The extended operation fee shall not be charged when the animals,
plants or their products are carried by the passenger or crew
serving on vehicles, ships or aircrafts.
For the import or export articles which are inspected and require
further quarantine treatments, the treatment fee shall be charged
1.The fees required for fumigation and sterilization are in accordance
with Table 3 Fumigation and Sterilization Fees Standard.
2.Sea burial, raising, cultivation, transportation and destruction:
the fees will be charged depending on the actual expenses.
When private business is authoried to handle fumigation and
sterilization, the fees charged shall follow the contracts; however,
its maximum profits shall not exceed 15% of the return before tax.
Every application for importing or exporting animal and/or plant
and their products shall be charged for computer processing fee
The fees are exempted if the applicants make their applications
electronically either by accessing the computer at the counter or
via the internet.
Chapter 4 Handling fees
The handling fees for quarantine label used on export articles
shall be charged as follows:
1.Quarantine label for general use: one label for one package,
NT$ 1 for one label.
2.Quarantine label for one container: one label for one container,
NT$80 for one container.
No handling fee for quarantine label is required when the animals,
plants or their products are carried by passenger and crew serving
on the vehicles, ships or aircrafts or sent via mail, and are within
the quantity limits as set by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health
Inspection and Quarantine.
For separation, reissuance, replacemant or copy of the phytosanitary/veterinary
certificate,a fee of NT$50 shall be charged for each new certificate.
Chapter 5 Supplementary Provisions
Charge of the fees as scheduled in these regulations shall follow
The holding fee for the animal which was arranged to be quarantined
at the facility before revision of these regulations shall be charged
as per the existing regulations before revision.
The regulations become effective from May 1, 2007.
The regulations become effective from the date of promulgation.