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 where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Taiwan - Summary of Requirements



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.



  • Horses - Health Certificate - May 2011 (pdf 19kb)
  • Donkey - Health Certificate - August 2011 (pdf 48kb)

Informative Notes:
  • The sample health certificate is required to be used.
  • Vesicular stomatitis should be tested negative for both Indiana and New Jersey strains.


  • Pet birds Health Certificate- March 2013
    (including pigeons,parrots, eagles and other birds of flight)
  • Waterfowl Health Certificate- March 2013 (99kb)
    (including ducks, geese, swans, mandarin ducks, penguins, sandpipers, plovers, egrets, storks, cranes,rail, and pelicans etc.)

Informative notes:

A VS 17-6 form should accompany shipments of day-old chicks and hatching eggs.

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


Taiwan will not accept health certificates generated on State health certificate forms.

  • The use of the health certificate provided is required.
  • (1) K-State Rabies Laboratory, Kansas State University and the (2) Department of Defense Laboratory, Veterinary Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas are the only two laboratories approved by Taiwan for rabies testing.
  • Additional information can be found at BAPHIQ website:
  • Rabbits - Common and European Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) - May 2011 (pdf 23kb)

Note: Rabbits of Genus Lepus are not allowed entry

Laboratory Animals

  • Ferrets - Health certificate - December 2008 (pdf 19kb)
  • Rabbits - Health certificate - December 2008 (pdf 19kb)
  • Canines - Health certificate - December 2008 (pdf 19kb)
  • Mice - (pdf 10kb)


Link to website


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.

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