If one exports pets involving quarantine issues or in need of a certificate or approval for customs clearance, please make the formal export clearance to the customs.
I. Export Regulation
1. Quarantine Regulation
A quarantine certificate issued by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) is required for the following situations:
a. Exporting pets listed on the Consolidated List of Commodities Subject to Export Restriction and Commodities Assisted by Customs for Export Examination.
b. Exporting pets to the country which has quarantine requirements.
2. The Wildlife Conservation Act
Exportation of species regulated by the Wildlife Conservation Act also requires a permit issued by the Forest Bureau, Council of Agriculture (Protected Land Species) or Ocean Conservation Administration (Protected Marine Species).
3. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
For exportation of CITES-listed species, a permit or certificate issued by the Bureau of Foreign Trade is required.
II. Declaration Procedures
Please contact Kaohsiung Airport Branch, Customs Clearance Section I for more information.
III. Contact Information
Kaohsiung branch of BAPHIQ, Council of Agriculture: +886-7-9720599、+886-7-8015880
Forest Bureau, Council of Agriculture: +886-2-23515441
Ocean Conservation Administration, Ocean Affairs Council: +886-7-3382057
Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs (BOFT): +886-800-002-571
Customs Clearance Section I, Kaohsiung Airport Branch (export): +886-7-8057010 ext.7080
In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the latter shall prevail.