||1.Adopted on February 11, 1972 – denominated“Enforcement Rules
of Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Domestic
Disease”, enactment of the rules with 55 articles
2.Amended on April 14, 1997 – re-denominated “Enforcement Rules
of Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal
Diseases”enactment of the rules with 44 articles
3.Amended on February 29, 2000 – Article 9, 42 and 43
4.Amended on May 23, 2001 – Article 19
5.Amended and promulgated on July 31, 2002 – enactment of the
rules with 34 articles
6.Amended on December 23, 2009 – Article 9, 18, 20, 21 and 22
7.Amended on May 23, 2022 – Article 14, 14-1, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23 and 30
||Chapter 1 General
These Rules are enacted pursuant to Article 47 of the Statute on
Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases (hereinafter
referred to as “the Statute”)
The term “other commodities which are likely to spread pathogens
of infectious animal diseases” as used in Article 5 of the Statute
refers to commodities including bees, fodder, feed, pathogens,
vaccines, blood serum, biological preparations, animal diseased
specimens, left-over food from aircraft and vessels on international
routes, animal excretions, as well as packing materials and utensils
of quarantine objects.
The number of animal disease control personnel, as specified in
Paragraph 1 of Article 8 of the Statute, are determined by every
level of the competent authority taking into consideration the
number of livestock raised in the jurisdiction and the local
“The person concerned” as used in Article 9 of the Statute
refers to the keeper, feeding manager, trustee of the place where
animals are kept, or the captain of a shipping vessel, airplane
or the master (or those acting on their behalf) of a transporting
vehicle and any other person who actually takes care of animals.
“The authorities concerned” as used in Article 10 of the Statute
refers to authorities for the management of animal raising,
transportation, health, customs, environmental protection and
In the performance of duty, animal disease control personnel shall
display their identification documents, which are prepared and
issued by the respective authorities concerned at different government
In conducting quarantine examination at a seaport, airport or train
station, the import/export animal quarantine personnel shall wear
uniforms. The style of the uniform, hat, and badge shall be specified
by the central competent authority.
Chapter 2 Prevention
Following the performance of autopsy and instructions as specified
in Paragraph 1of Article 12 of the Statute, animal inspection
authorities shall prepare an inspection record.
The various methods of inspection regarding ante-mortem inspection
of animals as prescribed in Paragraph 1 of Article 13 of the
Statute are to be promulgated by the central competent authority.
The methods of disinfecting as prescribed in the Statute shall be
subject to the environment and characteristics of the pathogens
to be eliminated and promulgated by the central competent authority.
Chapter 3 Disease Control
The burning or burial of the remains of animals or commodities
subject to such disposition under the Statute shall be carried
out in an incinerator; its operations and exhaust system shall
conform to stipulations under the environmental protection laws
and regulations. However, in an emergency situation, field burning
may be allowed, in which, a pit of a size appropriate to the target
object shall be dug, or constructed, and its surroundings properly
disinfected. After burning, only the bone ashes are left and the
ashes shall be properly buried.
During the burning or burial of the remains of animals or commodities
subject to such disposition under the Statute, the burial site
selected shall be suitable for monitoring and checking. The depth
of the burial pit shall allow the top of the remains or commodity
placed therein to be more than one meter away from the surface of
the ground. Before the remains or commodities are placed in the
pit, the bottom of the pit shall be layered with lime. After the
remains or commodities are placed within, they shall be covered
with lime, then the pit shall be filled solidly with earth. To
complete the task, a stone tablet or cement pillar shall be erected,
stating the date of burial and excavation period for monitoring
and checking purposes.
The sites of burning or burial as described in the two preceding
paragraphs shall be conducted in places far away from residences,
sources of drinking water, rivers, and roads, and be inaccessible
“Given time limit” as used in Article 24 of the Statute means
a period of 3 years; however, it means a period of 12 years in
the case where the remains or commodity carries or is contaminated
with spores forming pathogens.
When the animal inspection authority, upon executing the regulation
as referred in Paragraph 2 of Article 26 of the Statute, charges
whoever is/are responsible for the rate charged is to be set by
the municipal or county (city) competent authority.
Chapter 4 Export/Import and Quarantine
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Chapter 5 Annex
Compensations specified under Paragraph 1of Article 40 of the
Statute are borne in the following manners:
1.For the compensation specified in Item 1, the amount thereof
is totally borne by the special municipal city, county (city)
2.For the compensation specified in Items 2 to 6, one-half (1/2)
of the amount thereof is borne by the special municipal city,
county (city) competent authorities, while the other half (1/2)
is subsidized by the central competent authority upon the
application tendered. When there is a serious outbreaks of an
infectious animal disease, the financial support of central
competent authority may exceed the limit of one-half (1/2).
The municipal or county (city) competent authority shall prepare
a forthwith report on information about infectious animal diseases
which have occurred and submit it to the central competent authority.
Format of forms, charts, records, certificates, and documentary
proofs specified in the Statute and the Enforcement Rules are
determined by the central competent authority or the import/export
animal quarantine authority.
These Enforcement Rules comes into effect on the date of promulgation.