How to import Aquatic Products Into Taiwan Q&A

We help you import your Aquatic Products into Taiwan including of Foreign-owned Company Registration services, TFDA Approval application ,apply to TFDA for border inspection when importing.

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FDA-Food-010
A Foreign company would like to import Aquatic Products, what procedures this foreign company need to apply in Taiwan?

Answer:
Three Major Procedures:
1:
Company registration process
公司登記
2.
Obtain the food and drug business login number (log in with the industrial and commercial certificate from TFDA: Food and Drug Administration of the Ministry of Health and Welfare)
取得食品藥物業者登入字號(衛生福利部食品藥物管理署…以工商憑證登入) https://www.fda.gov.tw/TC/index.aspx
3.
Submit an application 14 days before importing the goods, entrust customs broker, apply to the Food and Drug Administration for border inspection.
貨品進口14天前提出申請,委託報關業者,向食藥署提出邊境查驗申請
https://www.fda.gov.tw/TC/sitecontent.aspx?sid=2525
The main documents are the Food and Related Products Import Inspection Application Form and the Food and Related Products Information Sheet.This is the TFDA’s suggested Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for food industry operators, which outlines the document requirements for customs declaration and TFDA inspection.
主要文件是食品及相關產品輸入查驗申請書、食品及相關產品資料表
這是TFDA建議食品業者的SOP,列出海關報關、TFDA查驗的文件需求https://www.fda.gov.tw/tc/includes/GetFile.ashx?id=f637423462806392129&type=2&cid=35480

FDA-Food-020
What are Foreign-own Company registration process?

Answer:
Step 1:
Pre-check of company name and business scope
Reference business items:
F101050 Wholesale of aquatic products
F101130 Wholesale of vegetables and fruits
F102170 Wholesale of food and groceries
F201030 Retail of aquatic products
F401010 International trade
G801010 Warehousing
ZZ99999 Except for licensed businesses, businesses that are not prohibited or restricted by law may be operated
Step 2:
Company establishment registration
Step 3:
Profit-Seeking establishment registration

FDA-Food-030
How to confirm if foreign Aquatic Products can be imported into Taiwan?

Answer:
Firstly, you need to gain correct Taiwan HS Code for planning imported aquatic products.
Please see below Q&A FDA-Food-040 on how to get HS Code

Secondly, check with colleagues of Taiwan Food and Drug Administration how to Import。

The regulation  followed by TFDA officials:
Regulations for Systematic Inspection of Imported Food

輸入食品系統性查核實施辦法

“Aquatic product control measures 水產品管制措施” based on above regulation:
https://www.fda.gov.tw/TC/siteContent.aspx?sid=2405
| Published date: 2011-04-15 | Updated date: 2023-07-27 Published unit: District Management Center
| 發布日期:2011-04-15 | 更新日期:2023-07-20 發布單位:區管理中心
1.
Aquatic products (products under HS Code 03, 1604, 1605) have been subject to systematic inspection since January 1, 2018.
Aquatic products from countries that have passed the systematic inspection can apply to the FDA for import inspection. The competent authorities of the exporting countries can go to the FDA’s digital management system for imported food (called IFDM, website ifdm.fda.gov.tw), fill in the questionnaire on the equivalence assessment of the aquatic product safety management system, and apply to the FDA for systematic inspection.
水產品(HS Code 03、1604、1605項下產品)自107年1月1日起實施系統性查核。
通過系統性查核國家之水產品,可向本署申請輸入查驗。輸出國主管機關可至本署輸入食品數位化管理系統(稱IFDM,網址ifdm.fda.gov.tw),填寫水產品安全管理體系等效性評估問卷,向本署申請系統性查核
水產品安全管理體系等效性評估問卷

2.
Countries that have passed the systematic inspection: New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Lithuania, Indonesia.
Aquatic products produced by approved production facilities in countries that have passed the systematic inspection can apply to the FDA for import inspection. Please fill in the approved factory number information of the batch of products in the “Manufacturer Code” column of the relevant form. The products can be imported only after passing the inspection. Approved production facilities can be queried at the link below.
已通過系統性查核國家: 紐西蘭、泰國、澳大利亞、加拿大、立陶宛、印尼。
通過系統性查核國家,其核准生產設施所生產之水產品,可向本署申請輸入查驗。請於相關表單之「製造廠代碼」欄位填具該批產品之核准工廠編號資訊,查驗合格後始得輸入。核准生產設施可至下方連結查詢。相關連結
紐西蘭水產品核准生產設施
泰國水產品核准生產設施
澳大利亞水產品核准生產設施
加拿大水產品核准生產設施
立陶宛水產品核准生產設施
印尼水產品核准生產設施

3.
“List of aquatic products that can be imported from countries that have not passed the systematic inspection” can temporarily apply to the FDA for import food inspection.
Relevant documents can be queried at the link below.
Chinese mitten crabs, Philippine live lobster crayfish, and Vietnamese aquatic products must come from approved production facilities. Please fill in the approved factory number information of the batch of products in the “Manufacturer Code” column of the relevant form before applying to the FDA for import inspection. The products can be imported only after passing the inspection. Approved production facilities can be queried at the link below.
「未通過系統性查核國家得輸入之水產品號列」,暫可向本署申請輸入食品查驗。
相關檔案可至下方查詢

未完成系統性查核程序國家得輸入之水產品號列-112年2月1日生效(出口日)
未完成系統性查核程序國家得輸入之水產品號列-112年8月15日新號列生效
中國大閘蟹、菲律賓活蟳龍蝦、越南水產品須來自核准生產設施,請於相關表單之「製造廠代碼」欄位填具該批產品之核准工廠編號資訊,始得向本署申請輸入查驗,查驗合格後始得輸入。核准生產設施可至下方連結查詢。
中國大閘蟹核准生產設施
菲律賓活蟳龍蝦核准生產設施
越南水產品核准生產設施
4.
Shellfish products should be accompanied by an official health certificate containing the fishing or aquaculture site. Chinese mitten crabs should be accompanied by an official health certificate and a “dioxin and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls” test report before applying to the FDA for import inspection. Relevant regulations can be queried at the link below.

貝類產品應檢附含捕撈養殖地之官方衛生證明文件,中國大閘蟹應檢附官方衛生證明文件及「戴奧辛及戴奧辛類多氯聯苯」檢驗報告,始得向本署申請輸入查驗。相關規定可至下方連結查詢。
5.
Other border control measures can be queried at the file below.
其他邊境管制措施可至下方檔案查詢。
其他邊境管制措施

6.
If there are other relevant regulations from other competent authorities such as BAPHIQ, they should also comply with those regulations before they can be imported.
如有其他主管機關如防檢局等之相關規定,亦應符合該些規定,始得輸入。

FDA-Food-040
How to get Taiwan HS code of Aquatic Products ?

Answer:
Query the customs for the [product list](or tariff) of goods
Customs phone: +886-2-2550-5500 ext. 1013 (aquatic products)
HS code (HS Code) is an abbreviation of Harmonized System Code, which is the international customs-recognized standard for classifying import and export products.
HS code in Taiwan is our CCC code (Standard Classification of Commodity of The Republic of China Code), which is generally referred to as the tariff number
The first six digits of the CCC CODE are the HS code numbers, which can be queried at the following websites
https://www.usacan.org.tw/index.php?pg=trading-tips&no=8&site-lang=tw:
https://portal.sw.nat.gov.tw/APGQO/GC411
http://db2.wtocenter.org.tw/tariff/Search_byHSCode.aspx
In addition, you can also go to the Ministry of Finance Customs Administration’s product classification management system
https://fbfh.trade.gov.tw/fh/ap/queryHSFormf.do
, to query or query by chapter CCC CODE by 2-11 digit product name

 向海關查詢貨品的[貨品號列](or稱稅則)
海關電話:02-2550-5500分機1013(海產類)
HS編碼(HS Code)是Harmonized System Code的縮寫,是國際海關公認的進出口產品分類標準,HS code 在台灣就是我們的CCC code (Standard Classification of Commodity of The Republic of China Code) 就是一般所謂的稅則編號
CCC CODE的前六碼就是HS制的號碼,可以至以下網站查詢產品的HS編碼https://www.usacan.org.tw/index.php?pg=trading-tips&no=8&site-lang=tw
•  https://portal.sw.nat.gov.tw/APGQO/GC411
•  http://db2.wtocenter.org.tw/tariff/Search_byHSCode.aspx
另外,您也可以至財政部關務署的貨品分類管理系統
,以2~11碼貨名查詢或分章查詢CCC CODE。
https://fbfh.trade.gov.tw/fh/ap/queryHSFormf.do

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