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Tariff rate quota (TRQ) for the year 2020 applicable to the importation of rice originating in WTO members.

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Public Notice from the Ministry of Finance

Issued on Aug. 15, 2019

Tai-Tsai-Guan-No. 10810100312


Subject: Tariff rate quota (TRQ) for the year 2020 applicable to the importation of rice 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 rice originating in WTO members are as follows:

 (1)TRQ: 50,652MT (based on brown rice).

 (2)Allocation method: Allocation in advance.

 (3)The allocation period, application period and date of bid opening thereof for the Year 2020 are specified in the Annex of this Notice.

 (4)Details of allocation method: Quotas shall be allocated in order of the premiums the bidders offered. If there are two or more bidders offering identical bid prices and the quota available for allocation is less than the total amount in the bid, allocation will be made on a pro rata basis.

 (5)Maximum and minimum quantity for bidding: The quantity of application shall not exceed the maximum quantity or fall below the minimum quantity of bidding. Moreover, the maximum quantity of bidding shall be 20% of each segment and the minimum quantity is 20MT.

 (6) Eligibility entities for TRQ allocation: The applicant must have been registered with the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs as an import/export business and also have been registered with the Council of Agricultural as a food dealer.

 (7)Premium: The bidding price shall not exceed NT$23.26/kg. If bidding price exceeds NT$23.26/kg, it will be regarded as an unqualified bid. Successful bidders for allocations would be required to obtain their allocation certificates by paying a non-refundable premium within thirty days. The premium shall be used as the source of salvage fund for agricultural products injured by importation.

 (8) 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 rice 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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