|1.12 Articles enacted and promulgated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on January 9 2002, and effective on promulgated data.
2.Articles 5, 7 and 10 amended and promulgated by Ministerial Order on February 25 2004.
3.Articles 5, 7 and 9 amended and promulgated by Ministerial Order on August 10 2022.
These Regulations are established in accordance with Paragraph Two of Article .26 of the
Commodity Inspection Act (the Act).
The ‘inspection authority’ mentioned in these Regulations refers to the Bureau of Standards,
Metrology and Inspection of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (the BSMI), its branches, or other
commissioned government agencies, legal entities, or organizations. The ‘applicant’ mentioned in
these Regulations refers to the manufacturer, exporter, importer or sales agent who is obligated to
apply for inspection of the commodities involved.
The inspection authority shall issue a notice of unsatisfactory inspection results for commodities
that do not comply with requirements.
Other than commodities that are stored at customs, or sealed after sampling in whole or in part, the
inspection authority shall send its personnel to seal commodities that do not comply with inspection
requirements in accordance with Article 23 of the Act.
Within fifteen days from the day following the date of receiving a notice of unsatisfactory
inspection results, an applicant may apply to the inspection authority for a re-inspection at no cost,
in accordance with Paragraph One of Article 26 of the Act.
If the sanitary or safety aspects of the food, agricultural, or fishery commodities do not comply with
inspection requirements, re-inspection does not apply.
An applicant shall apply to the inspection authority where the original application is filed (the
original inspection authority) for re-inspection by providing the completed application form and
other necessary documents.
The inspection authority may limit its re-inspection to non-conformity items only.
The re-inspection shall be conducted on the original samples. If there are no original samples
remaining, or if the re-inspection cannot be conducted on the original samples, further sampling
may be conducted.
For commodities that fail inspection, an applicant may apply to the inspection authority for a new
inspection application by submitting an improvement plan for the approval of BSMI within 30 days
from the day following the date of receiving a notice of unsatisfactory inspection results. However,
no improvement plan may be submitted for approval after one year from the day following the date
of receiving the first notice of unsatisfactory inspection results.
For commodities for which a new inspection is made in accordance with the preceding Paragraph,
the inspection authority may conduct complete or partial inspection based on the non-conformity
items and the improvement plan, on condition that all non-conformity items are included.
If the applicant receives a notice of unsatisfactory inspection results before the amendment of these
Regulations on August 10, 2022, for the commodities that fail inspection and have not been
re-applied for inspection after such amendment, the amended provisions shall be applicable and the
period specified in Paragraph 1 shall start from the date of implementation of such amendment.
The inspection authority may send its personnel to supervise the modification, adjustment, or
reprocessing of non-complying commodities mentioned in Clause 7 that are performed by the
The applicant shall return the shipment, destroy or disassemble the commodities, or adopt other
necessary measures of the commodities that fail the inspection within the prescribed time limit
under any of the following circumstances:
1.Where the applicant fails to submit an improvement plan for approval within the period specified
in Paragraph 1 of Article 7, it shall be done within six months from the date following the expiration
of the specified period.
2.Where the improvement plan submitted by the applicant in accordance with the provisions of
Paragraph 1 of Article 7 is rejected by BSMI , it shall be done within six months from the next day
after receiving the notice of rejection.
3.Where the improvement plan submitted by the applicant in accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article
7 is approved by BSMI, but the application for re-inspection is not made within six months from
the day following the date of receiving the approval notice, it shall be done within six months from
the date following the expiration of the specified period.
When disposing of non-complying commodities mentioned in the preceding Paragraph, an applicant
shall apply to the inspection authority for opening the seal, or may open the seal themselves after
obtaining approval from, and under the supervision of the inspection authority. However, if it is
agreed that the applicant can open the seal and return the commodities by themselves, the inspection
authority may be waived from sending designated personnel to supervise the return process.
For commodities that do not comply with inspection requirements and are to be returned as
mentioned in the first Paragraph, an applicant shall report to the inspection authority and provide a
copy of the certificate of export issued by the Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance and
other related documents to close the case within three months after the commodities are returned.
Samples that fail inspection shall be taken back by the applicant within three months after receiving
the notice of unsatisfactory inspection results. The applicant shall made a new application for
inspection, return the shipment, destroy the commodities, or take other actions in accordance with
The inspection authority shall dispose of the samples that are not taken back within the period
mentioned in the preceding paragraph at its discretion, except for those with a retention period less
than three months.
When implementing surveillance or follow-up to disposition of non-complying commodities, the
inspection authority may request manufacturers to provide relevant information in accordance with
Articles 49 and 50 of the Act.
These Regulations shall take effect from the date of promulgation.