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Title: Regulations for the Inspection and Testing of Agricultural Products Ch
Date: 2021.01.11
Legislative: 1.Promulgated on June 26, 2007
2.Full text including 10 articles amended and promulgated on December 25, 2020
Content: Article 1
These regulations were established in accordance with paragraph 
1 of article 13 of the Agricultural Production and Certification
 Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act).

Article 2
The competent authority inspects or tests agricultural operators
 on the following items, as prescribed in paragraph 2 of article
 12 of the Act:
1.The conformity with the requirements of the certification     
standards of the certification system established in accordance 
with article 4 of the Act.
2.The conformity with the requirements on the use of the        
certified agricultural product mark on agricultural products    
established in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 10 of the 
3.The labeling of relevant information required for certified   
agricultural products intended to be sold under the certified   
name established in accordance with article 11 of the Act.
4.The conformity with the requirements of registering           
agricultural traceable information and labeling in accordance   
with paragraph 3 of article 16 of the Act.
5.Other inspection or testing items required by the Act.

Article 3
Personnel sent by the competent authority to perform inspection 
or testing shall present a document that warrants their visit or
 a valid identification document and state their purpose of     
visit. The competent authority may carry out photographing and  
audio or video recording throughout the implementation of this  

Article 4
During the inspection or testing, the competent authority may   
sample agricultural products while complying with the following 
1.Sampling shall be performed on a random basis. The            
agricultural operator shall not be involved in the sample       
2.Sampling methods and quantities are as prescribed in the      
Appendix. However, the competent authority may adjust the       
sampling quantity as practically needed for each tested item,   
providing that the final sample is sufficient for the test.
3.Upon collection, the sample shall be sealed with the          
endorsement of the owner of or inspected personnel responsible  
for the agricultural operator present through signing or        
stamping on the seal. A photo shall be taken before and after   
sealing for the record. The competent authority shall issue a   
receipt to the inspected operator and keep a duplicate copy for 
the record. Samples that are purchased on the market are not    
required for receipt issuance.
4.Samples may be obtained free of charge, but those that are    
purchased on the market shall be paid for at the market rate.

Article 5
When performing inspection or testing, the competent authority  
shall keep a written record that bears the signatures or seals  
of the owner of or inspected personnel responsible for the      
agricultural operator; if however that person refuses to sign or
 stamp a seal, the exact course of the incident shall be        

Article 6
For sample testing procedures, the competent authority shall    
complete testing within 20 days of the receipt of the samples.

Article 7
Inspection or testing personnel shall maintain discretion of any
 operational secrets uncovered or obtained through performing   
inspection or testing.

Article 8
Items to be avoided for inspection or testing personnel shall   
refer to the Administrative Procedure Act and relevant          

Article 9
The competent authority shall notify other responsible competent
 authorities to take action when violations of other laws or    
regulations are discovered during the inspection or testing of  
agricultural products.

Article 10
These Regulations shall enter into force on December 25, 2020.
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