The regulations are established pursuant to the fourth paragraph
of Article 17 of the “Plant Protection and Quarantine Act”
(hereinafter referred to as "the Act").
The term “free trade zones” used in the 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”.
The regulated articles from other countries that are applied for
entry and storage in the free trade zones pursuant to the fourth
paragraph of Article 17 of the Act shall follow the quarantine
requirements pursuant to subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of
Article 14 of the Act.
The importers or their agents shall submit to the plant quarantine
authority a completed application form along with supporting
documents listed as follows before the regulated articles from
other countries are entered into and stored within the free trade
1.Phytosanitary certificate issued by the exporting country; but
exemptions published by the plant quarantine authority are not
3.Import declaration form; and
4.Affidavit and a post-entry use plan or other proofing documentation.
The phytosanitary certificate issued by the exporting country
mentioned in the subparagraph 1 of the preceding Article may be
without detail of consignee. If the destination stated in the
phytosanitary certificate is to a third country or area, the plant
quarantine authority should make a copy of the certificate after
the inspection and return the original certificate to the importers
or their agents. If there is a demand for the regulated articles
to be transported to the tax area, they must complete the relevant
quarantine process pursuant to the first paragraph of Article 17
of the Act and customs requirements before being entered in the
The regulated articles from other countries that have passed
quarantine inspection are allowed to be entered into and stored
within the free trade zones. Those that have not passed quarantine
inspection shall follow the regulations of Article 18, Article
18-1 and Article 19 of the Act.
The plant quarantine authority shall dispatch the inspector to
conduct the on-site inspection of the regulated articles before
being entered into and stored within the free trade zones. However,
the on-site inspection for the regulated articles that are exempted
from submitting a phytosanitary certificate issued by the exporting
country may be taken by documentation review.
The regulations become effective on the date of promulgation.