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2015 Annual Report











Risk Assessment

Management and

Research Outcomes





Laboratory and

Testing Network

Risk Communication

and Consumer



Cooperation and

Cross-Strait Exchange

Policy and




Separate flow from the source

Declaration of Import

must be provided with the

purpose of the imported

oil and apply for import


Differentiated management

per oil type

Severe punishments for misuse

Edible oils - Ministry of Health

and Welfare

The use of feed or industrial oil

by food manufacturers or

processors is strictly prohibited.

Violators face severe punishment.



Feed oils - Council of Agriculture


Industrial oil - Ministry of

Economic Affairs



Figure 2-3

Flow distribution management policy for oil products

4. Management of Imported Foods

(1) Important import control measures

a. Imported foods and related products must apply for food import inspections at TFDA offices

at the ports of entry in compliance with the

Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation


Regulations of Inspection of Imported Foods and Related Products

. The foods may only be

imported if they pass inspection. Nonconforming products must be either returned or destroyed

by law. According to the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 30 of the

Act Governing Food

Safety and Sanitation

, there are about 324 CCC code for foods or related products that must

file food import inspection applications in 2014.

b. In response to the illicit cooking oil incident of September 2014, TFDA has temporarily

suspended import inspections for edible pork lard (oil) from Hong Kong as well as edible animal

fats from Vietnam. Additionally, imported edible oils from Mainland China (including Hong Kong

and Macau), imported edible animal oil from Australia, and plant oils from Vietnam must be

furnished with an approved and documented proof of sanitation from their home country's

competent authorities before import food inspections.

(2) Comprehensive New Management Measures for Separate Flow of Imported Oils

a. To strengthen Taiwan's management of imported oils and protect food sanitation and safety

for the general public, new management measures that divide imported oils by flow came into

force on 31 October 2014. Interministerial collaboration employed compound import regulations

to carry out import flow management for 89 CCC code of oil imports listed in Chapters 15

and 38 of the Import and Export Commodity Classification of the Republic of China. During

the importation process, importers must also fill the purpose, lot number and the information

for traceability of the imported commodities in the blank next to the commodity name on the

Declaration of Import.

b. Since 31 October 2014, where the aforementioned 89 CCC code of oil products and

commodities have been imported for food purposes, the importer must apply for food

imports inspections with TFDA. For feed purposes, the importer must implement feed imports

inspection with the Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture. For industrial purposes, the importer

must apply for industrial oil imports inspections. If the importer fails to provide the purpose of the

imported commodity during import for inspections by the competent authority, the oil products

and commodities may not be imported into Taiwan. Figure 2-3 shows the oil product flow

distribution policy.