Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
|USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature||Original Ink|
|APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature||Original Ink|
Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.
All live animals, semen, and embryos that are required to undergo testing for specific animal diseases prior to export may be required by Taiwan law to have both a sample and test date listed on the health certificate.
As of September 25, 2018 Taiwan will not allow entry of live birds or poultry from California. Transit is allowed.
Requirements for poultry and birds– December 2016
Health Certificate -for land fowl (chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quails, guinea fowls, partridges, grouses, peafowl, ostriches, emus, and cassowaries, etc.)
Health Certificate -for water fowl (ducks, geese, swans, mandarin ducks, penguins, sandpipers, plovers, egrets, storks, cranes, rails, pelicans, etc.)
Health Certificate -for other birds (pigeons, parrots, eagles and other birds of flight)
Requirements for day-old birds and hatching eggs – December 2016
Health Certificate -for day-old chicks and hatching eggs of land fowl (chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quails, guinea fowls, partridges, grouses, peafowl, ostriches, emus, and cassowaries, etc.)
A VS 17-6 form should also accompany shipments of day-old chicks and hatching eggs.
Posted sample health certificates are required to be used as of May 1, 2017.
Taiwan does not
allow movement of birds through any country/zone considered
affected with high pathogenic avian influenza. This ban currently
includes China and Hong Kong.
For additional information visit the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine web site.
Sheep and Goats
As of Novemeber 2018, during the pre-export quarantine all pigs shall require oral swabs for Senecavirus A (SVA) RT-PCR testing with negative results prior to shipment to Taiwan.
The pet import information has been moved to the
pet travel website click here
Note: For endorsement of health certificates of aquatic animals intended for human consumption, please contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)- Seafood inspection Program at 800-422-2750 or for more information visit their web-site at http://www.seafood.nmfs.noaa.gov/
Note: Sample health certificates are required to be used for the following species: Stigmochelys pardalis, Geochelone sulcata, Kinixys belliana or their sub-species. Other species do not require a health certificate
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.