STC Number - 136

Policies regarding quarantine and non-quarantine pests

Maintained by: Chinese Taipei
Raised by: United States of America
Supported by:
First date raised: June 2002 G/SPS/R/27, paras 33-34
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered:
Primary subject keyword: Plant Health
Keywords: International Standards / Harmonization; Plant health
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

The United States expressed concern that Chinese Taipei's Plant Production and Quarantine Act did not distinguish between quarantine and non-quarantine pests which was detrimental to US exports. Chinese Taipei had agreed to amend this act, however this was expected to take some time. In response, Chinese Taipei indicated that problems arose due to inconsistency between the Chinese and English version of the Act. His authorities had agreed to amend the Act to bring it into conformity with the standards of the IPPC.
In January 2005, Chinese Taipei reported that the Enforcement Rules on Plant Protection and Quarantine Act were revised in October 2003. The phytosanitary measures applied only to regulated pests.