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法規名稱(Title) Quarantine Requirements for Transshipment of Plants or Plant Products through Countries or Districts Where Designated Diseases or Pests Are Known to Occur Ch
公發布日(Date) 2018.10.15
法規沿革(Legislative) 1.Promulgated on June 30, 2003 and effective as of June 30, 2003.
2.Amended and promulgated on 2 September 2010.
3.Amendment to Article 2 and 7, promulgated on October 15, 2018.
法規內文(Content)

Article 1
The Quarantine Regulations are established pursuant to Article 21-1,
Plant Protection and Quarantine Act (hereinafter called “the Act”).

Article 2
Term definitions:
(1)“Designated plant disease or pest infested countries or
     districts” denotes the countries or districts designated by
     the central competent authority pursuant to subparagraph 1,
     first paragraph of Article 14 or subparagraph 2, first paragraph
     of Article 14, where designated diseases or pests are known
     to occur and from where the importation of designated plants
     or plant products are prohibited or allowed under certain
     quarantine requirements.
(2)“Transshipment” denotes plants or plant products having
     been unloaded from the original conveyance or transported to
     other conveyance during transportation.
(3)“Closed container” denotes that the container could completely
     rule out any pest infestation while the container doors are
     closed.
(4)“Closed packing” denotes packing of the consignments which
     shall be completely sealed up with insect proof screen of no
     more than 1.6 mm fine meshes or with packing materials that
     may prevent the introduction of the pests, and the packing
     cannot be resealed once opened.

Article 3
For plants or plant products transshipped through designated diseases
or pests infested countries or districts, the importers or their
agents, while applying for quarantine inspection to the plant
quarantine authority (hereinafter called “the BAPHIQ”) upon arrival
at the port of entry, shall also apply for permission of such
transshipment.

Article 4
If the plants or plant products transshipped through countries or
districts where designated fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes or
other plant pathogens are known to occur, they shall be properly
packed in the country of origin in such a way that they shall not
 be in contact with any other consignment. Otherwise, the plants
or plant products shall be transported by closed containers.

Article 5
If the plants or plant products transshipped through countries or
districts where designated insects or mites are known to occur,
they shall be packed in the country of origin and the packing status
shall be maintained intact by using one of the packing methods
listed below.
(1)Packed by air-tight wrapping.
(2)Packed with closed packing cartons. If the packing carton has
     ventilation holes, the holes shall be covered with insect proof
     screen of no more than 1.6 mm fine meshes.
(3)Packed on pallets or trays. The pallets or trays shall be entirely
     wrapped with insect proof screen of no more than 1.6 mm fine
     meshes or with other insect and mite proof packing materials.
(4)Transported by closed containers.

Article 6
The following requirements shall be complied for plants or plant
products transported by closed containers:
(1)The opening side of the container shall be sealed with a
    “coded seal” in the country of origin. The “coded seal”
     shall keep intact till arrival and before it is broken by the
     BAPHIQ inspectors.
(2)The container number and seal number shall be marked on the
     phytosanitary certificate issued by the plant quarantine
     authority of the exporting country, the bill of lading, or other
     relevant document(s) approved by the BAPHIQ.
If the closed container is opened by the customs or other inspection
agencies for inspection purpose, the shipping or airline company shall
provide the container seal change record approved by the custom or
other inspection agencies to the BAPHIQ for checking the container
number and resealed seal number.

Article 7
If packages or closed containers of plants or plant products transshipped
through designated plant diseases or pests infested countries or
districts are not kept intact or damaged or their seals are detached,
damaged, or found non-compliance upon their arrival at the port of
entry, the following actions shall be applied:
(1)If the plants or plant products are transshipped through countries
     or districts where designated plant diseases or pests are known
     to occur and from where the importation is prohibited, the
     plants or plant products shall not be allowed to be imported.
(2)If the plants or plant products are transshipped through specific
     countries or districts where designated plant diseases or pests
     are known to occur and from where the importation is allowed
     only under certain quarantine requirements, appropriate quarantine
     treatments shall be applied. If there are no appropriate quarantine
     treatments, the plants or plant products shall not be allowed to
     be imported.
If the status of the packages or containers is found as described in
the previous paragraph after their arrival at the port of entry, proofs
shall be provided by the shipping or airline company, harbor administration,
or warehouse company and submitted to BAPHIQ for decision.

Article 8
Plants or plant products carried by passengers who transit through the
designated plant diseases or pests infested countries or districts the
provisions of Article 4 and 5 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Article 9
The Quarantine Regulations become effective on the date of promulgation.