Due to the impact in the movement of airfreight and courier mail as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese Taipei has issued temporary alternative arrangements for goods subject to presentation of original veterinary or phytosanitary certificates to be implemented until 30 June 2020.
The temporary alternative arrangement are as follows:
- Imports of goods, subject to veterinary or phytosanitary inspection are allowed with a copy of original veterinary or phytosanitary certificate with import consignments in line with the following alternative guarantee options:
- A scanned copy of the veterinary or phytosanitary certificate shall be emailed/faxed to the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) branch office in advance from the exporting country's central competent authority or representative office in the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, or our representative offices in the exporting country.
- If the exporting country's certificate features a quick response code (QR Code) or an official website which provides complete details of the cargo or electronic copy of certificate, it can be exempted from the prior delivery of the scanned certificate to BAPHIQ, as mentioned above.
- The importers shall pledge to submit the original veterinary or phytosanitary certificate in a timely manner to temporarily fulfill the quarantine requirements. Once the original certificate is submitted to BAPHIQ, the import case is closed.