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Tariff rate quota (TRQ) for the year 2020 applicable to the importation of deer velvet, fresh pears (excluding European pears) and bananas originating in WTO members.

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Public Notice from the Ministry of Finance

Issued on Aug. 15, 2019

Tai-Tsai-Guan-No. 1081010031

 

Subject: Tariff rate quota (TRQ) for the year 2020 applicable to the importation of deer velvet, fresh pears (excluding European pears) and bananas originating in WTO members.

 

Legal basis: Article 5 of the Regulations of Tariff Quota.

 

Notice Content:

1. For the year of 2020, the TRQ related points of attention of deer velvet, fresh pears and bananas originating in WTO members are as follows:

 (1) The products, TRQ, allocation period, application period and date of allocation results announcement thereof for the Year 2020 are specified in the Annex of this Notice.

(2) Allocation methods: Under the method of allocation in advance, part of TRQ certificates will be issued in relation to historical performance, the allowable quantity therein shall be the average annual quantity of  deer velvet, fresh pears or bananas actually imported in 2018 and 2019 by the applicant, and the rest will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.

(3) Details of allocation methods:

  A. Where a TRQ certificate is issued based on historical performance, the allowable quantity therein shall be the average annual quantity of deer velvet actually imported in 2018 and 2019 by the applicant.

  B. Where a TRQ certificate is issued according to the first-come first-served rule, the allowable quantity therein shall be allotted on a daily basis to the applicant concerned pursuant to the chronological order of the date of mailing, subject to the following terms and conditions:

   (A) If the aggregate quantity of applications on a single day (during the allocation period) does not exceed the total allocable amount, the applied quantity shall be fully allocated.

  (B) If the aggregate quantity of applications on a single day during the allocation period exceeds the total allocable amount, but the total number of applicants does not exceed its established maximum (see below), the applied quantity shall be allocated pro rata to each applicant.

  (C) If the aggregate quantity of applications on a single day during the allocation period exceeds the total allocable amount, and the total number of applicants also exceed the established maximum, all the allowable quantity for each application shall be reduced equally to the established minimum (see below) and be allocated to those applicants selected by drawing lots.

(4) Where a TRQ certificate is to be issued according to the first-come first-served rule, the quantity of application shall not exceed the maximum quantity or fall below the minimum quantity of application as specified in the Annex.

(5) Eligibility entities for TRQ allocation:

  A. To apply for a TRQ certificate based on historical performance, the applicant must have been registered with the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs as an import/export business, and actually used TRQ of deer velvet, fresh pears or bananas in 2018 and 2019.

  B. To apply for a TRQ certificate on a first-come first-served basis, the trader concerned must have been registered with the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs as an import/export business.

 (6) Performance bond: Each recipient of a TRQ certificate has to pay the performance bond before Jun. 1, 2020, and if the imported goods of recipients' are unable to determine the amount of duty payable by the Customs before Jun. 1, 2020, it could be paid before Aug. 25, 2020. Any of those recipients may apply to the Bank of Taiwan for returning the bond if the actual quantity imported within the validity period of the TRQ certificate is more than 96% of the allowable amount.

 (7) Other TRQ-related issues not included in this Public Notice shall be governed by the Regulations of Tariff Quota.

2. TRQ certificates issuance: TRQ certificates will be issued by the Bank of Taiwan. For detailed information about certificate application procedures and related matters, please refer to the notices published subsequently by the Bank of Taiwan.

3. Imported goods covered by this Public Notice are subject to applicable quarantine and inspection regulations enforced by competent authorities. Please check laws and regulations published by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Council of Agriculture, and Ministry of Economic Affairs for details.

4. Whether the aforementioned goods originating in the Mainland China can be approved for import or not, the public notice of import regulation from the Ministry of Economic Affairs shall prevail.

  • Publish Date:2019-09-20
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