Taipei Guan said that in recent years, international e-commerce and online shopping have flourished. People like to order all kinds of foreign goods online, but while enjoying convenient shopping, they should avoid breaking the regulations of relevant quarantine regulations. Recently, the African swine fever epidemic has spread in Asia. In order to prevent the invasion of the epidemic, the customs has continued to import express goods and postal parcels to high-risk areas such as China (including Hong Kong, Macao), Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. Strengthen investigations to prevent the smuggling of pork and related products. The customs further stated that in addition to pork, any animal products, such as the quarantine objects referred to in Article 5 of the Animal Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Regulations, shall be subject to the importer or agent of the quarantine object in accordance with Article 34, paragraph 1, of the Regulations. Before the quarantine object arrives at the port or station, it shall apply for quarantine inspection to the animal quarantine office, and submit the animal quarantine certificate issued by the quarantine office. In case of violation of the previous disclosure requirements, the competent authority may, in accordance with Article 43 of the Regulations, impose a maximum penalty of NT$1 million. If you arbitrarily enter the quarantine object that is prohibited by the provisions of Article 33 of the Regulations, you may be guilty of the same as Article 41, paragraph 1, of the Regulations, and imprisonment for up to 7 years, and a fine of NT$3 million or less. In addition, plants and plant products commonly found on e-commerce websites may be quarantine objects as mentioned in the first paragraph of Article 13 of the Plant Quarantine and Quarantine Law. The importation of such quarantine objects shall, in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 (1) of the Act, be submitted to the phytosanitary authority for quarantine at the time of arrival at the port or station. In case of violation of the pre-existing regulations, the competent authority may, in accordance with Article 24 of the same law, impose a fine of up to NT$150,000. If unauthorized input is a quarantine object that is prohibited from being imported or not allowed under Article 14, paragraph 1 or paragraph 1 of Article 15 of the Act, and is involved in the provisions of Article 22, paragraph 1, of the same law, Less than 3 years of imprisonment, criminal detention or a fine of NT$150,000 or less. Taipei Guan once again called on Chinese people not to illegally purchase imported animal and plant products subject to quarantine online. In addition to related legal responsibilities, it will also harm Taiwan's ecological environment and domestic industries. The Customs will continue to strengthen the check and invite all the people to jointly check for epidemic prevention.
Source: Ministry of Finance