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Title: Enforcement Rules of Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases Ch
Date: 2022.05.23
Legislative: 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
Content: Chapter 1  General

Article 1

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”)

Article 2 
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.

Article 3
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 

Article 4    
“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.

Article 5
“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 

Article 6
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

Article 7

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.

Article 8
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.

Article 9

Article 10
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

Article 11

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 
by animals.

Article 12
“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.

Article 13
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

Article 14

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 

Article 14-1
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.

Article 15

Article 16

Article 17
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.

Article 18

Article 19

Article 20 

Article 21

Article 22

Article 23    
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.

Article 24
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.

Article 25
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 

Article 26
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.

Article 27
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 
  under supervision.
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.

Article 28 
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 
record chart.

Article 29
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 

Article 30
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

Article 31

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) 
  competent authorities.
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).

Article 32
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.

Article 33
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.

Article 34
These Enforcement Rules comes into effect on the date of promulgation.