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Regulations Governing the Trial Operation of Transportation Links Between Kinmen/Matsu/Penghu and the Mainland Area

Full text of 36 articles enacted and promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. (89)-Tai-Mi-Tze-35051 dated December 15, 2000;

Amendment to Articles 10, 12, 13, 14, 20, 26 and 27 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. (90)-Tai-Mi-Tze-048385 dated September 19, 2001; addition of Article 20-1 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. (90)-Tai-Mi-Tze-078548 dated December 31, 2001 to extend the trial operation period by one year on January 1 to December 31, 2002;

Amendment of Articles 10, 15, and 25 through 27, and addition of Articles 10-1, 10-2, and 35-1 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Mi-Tze-0910038435 dated July 31, 2002; implemented since August 1, 2002;
Promulgation of the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Mi-Tze-0910092923 dated December 30, 2002 to extend the trial operation period by one year from January 1 to December 31, 2003;

Amendment of Article 14 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Mi-Tze-0920061568 dated November 18, 2003; implemented since November 20, 2003;

Amendment of Articles 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 10-1, 10-2, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 23, 35, 35-1 and the attached form of Article 27, and addition of Article 12-1 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Mi-Tze-0930082484 dated March 1, 2004; implemented since March 1, 2004;

Amendment of Article 10,10-1,10-2 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0950019133 dated April 28, 2006; implemented since May 1, 2006

Amendment of Articles 10, 10-1, 10-2, 12, and 36 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0950095723 dated December 29, 2006

Amendment of Articles 10, 10-1, 10-2, 12, 14, 15, 17, and 19 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0960014012 dated March 31, 2007; implemented since March 31, 2007 (Old Version)

Amendment of Articles 10, 10-1, 10-2, and 19 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0970012595 dated March 31, 2008; implemented since April 1, 2008

Amendment of Articles 10, 10-1, 13, 14, 15, 20, and deletion of Articles 10-2, 11, 12-1, 35-1 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0970087164 dated June 19, 2008; implemented since June 19, 2008

Amendment of Articles 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20-1, and deletion of Article 25 promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0970042578 dated September 30, 2008; implemented since September 30, 2008 (Old Version)

Full text of 33 articles and the attached table amended and promulgated pursuant to the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. (97)-Tai-Mi-Tze-0970046469 dated October 15, 2008; implemented since October 15, 2008 (Old Version)

Amendment of Articles 4, 10 and 12 to 15, and deletion of Articles 27 to 29, promulgated per the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-0990038036 dated July 12, 2010; implemented since July 15, 2010 (Old Version)

Amendment of Articles 6, 12, 13 and 19 promulgated by the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Lu-Tze-1000033224 on June 28, 2011 and set to be effective from June 30, 2011

Amendment of Articles 4, 11 through 14, 20 promulgated per the Order of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Fa-Tze-1030066170 dated December 4, 2014. The Act shall become effective on January 1, 2015.

The authorization and duties of paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4 of article 10, the paragraph 2, 3 of article 11, paragraph 1, 2, 5 of article 12, paragraph 1 of article 13, paragraph 1, 3, 5 of article 14 and paragraph 1 of article 15 of the Executive Yuan Ref. No. Tai-Gui-Tze-1030158355 promulgated on December 26, 2014 were under jurisdiction of the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior jurisdiction since January 2, 2015.

Article 1

The Regulations are enacted in accordance with Article 18 of the Offshore Islands Development Act and Paragraph 2 of Article 95-1 of the Act Governing Relations Between People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (hereafter the“Act”).

Article 2

The ports for the trial operation of transportation links in accordance with the Regulations shall be publicly announced after being designated by the Executive Yuan, upon the report and request of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), as ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands.

Article 3

A vessel registered with the R.O.C. or with Mainland China, upon application and approval, may navigate between the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands and the ports of the Mainland Area approved by the MOTC. Upon special authorization, the foregoing also applies to foreign-registered vessels.

With regard to vessels registered with Mainland China, matters to be complied with upon entry and exit of the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands and during the time when the vessels are at berth may be separately prescribed by the MOTC or the relevant authorities.

Article 4

Shipping operators shall submit the application, operation plan and related documents to the navigation authorities for approval before  operating regularly-scheduled shipping routes between the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands and the ports of the Mainland Area

Shipping operators of the Mainland Area shall obtain the services of shipping agencies of the Taiwan Area to apply for the aforesaid approval.

Approval in the first paragraph shall be valid for up to two years subject to renewal upon application that may be filed 30 days before the end of the approval period.

Article 5

Shipping operators operating non-regular shipping routes and falling outside the scope of the business referred to in the preceding Article shall, for each vessel and voyage, apply separately for a navigation permit to the navigation authorities of the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands.

Article 6

A fishing vessel registered at Kinmen or Matsu priorto the effective date of the Regulations take effect may apply to the local county government for permission for cross-strait transportation of aquatic products between Kinmen/Matsu and the Mainland Area but only after filing an application to change the intended use of vessel in accordance with the Act of Ships and after having its fishing license revoked or upon approval of business suspension, provided that conditions for granting permission to transport aquatic products shall be prescribed by the local county government.

Those receiving compensation for transporting aquatic products in accordance with the preceding Paragraph shall separately apply, in accordance with the Shipping Act and related regulations, to the navigation authorities for business permit.

A fishing vessel registered at Kinmen or Matsu before the amendment of the Regulations take effect on June 30, 2011 may navigate to the Mainland Area after a permit is obtained. The conditions for such permit shall be drafted by the local county government for submission to the central competent authorities for approval.

Article 7

Any vessel entering or exiting the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands shall navigate according to designated routes.

The navigation routes referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be designated by the MOTC in consultation with related authorities and shall be publicly announced and published in a government gazette by the MOTC.

In case of violation of the provisions of Paragraph 1 above, the navigation license of the vessel in question may be revoked and, depending on the circumstances of the violation, the applications for shipping permits for other vessels filed by the owner of the said vessel may be rejected.

Article 8

Upon entering and exiting the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands, a vessel shall switch on the international maritime communications channel and shall, in accordance with the rules of the MOTC, install the automatic vessel monitoring system or electronic identification device within the prescribed time limit.

Article 9

For vessels entering and exiting the ports of cross-strait transportation links on offshore islands, matters regarding port and warehouse administration shall be handled in accordance with the administrative rules of respective ports and warehouses.

Article 10

Any people of the Taiwan Area with a valid passport may enter or exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu upon the presentation of the said document to the National Immigration Agency under the Ministry of the Interior (the "National Immigration Agency") for verification and approval.

Any people of the Taiwan Area with household registration in Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu up to 6 months may apply to the National Immigration Agency for the issuance of a 3-year multiple entry and exit permit and enter or exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu upon the presentation of the said document to the National Immigration Agency for verification.

Foreign nationals with a valid entry visa and a valid passport or a travel document, or a valid passport issued by countries eligible for visa-exempt entry are entitled to enter or exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu upon the presentation of the said documents to the National Immigration Agency for verification and approval. This regulation also applies to Hong Kong and Macao residents holding a valid entry and exit permit.

Hong Kong or Macao residents eligible to enter Taiwan on a temporary-entry basis may apply to the National Immigration Agency at the port when entering Kinmen, Matsu or Penghu to issue a temporary entry notice and they may enter or exit upon presentation of the said document.

Article 11

Personnel referred to under Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 9 intending to apply to enter and exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu, with the exception of the personnel referred to in Paragraphs 2 and 3 who shall file their applications according to the respective regulations, shall first apply for a permit or an approval in accordance with the Permit Regulations Governing Permission for Government Employees and People of Special Status in the Taiwan Area to Enter the Mainland Area and the Directions Governing Visits to the Mainland Area by Civil Servants with 10th Grade of Selected Appointment Rank and Below as well as Police Officers with 4th grade of the supervisory commissioned rank and Below Whose Duties and Responsibilities Do Not Involve Confidential Matters on National Security.

The following personnel may apply to the National Immigration Agency for  approval that will enable them to enter and exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu after the valid passports they hold have been verified and inspected and permission has been granted.

1. Magistrates of Kinmen, Lienchiang and Penghu County.

2. Political appointees serving in Kinmen, Lienchiang and Penghu County government agencies.

3. Civil servants whose duties and responsibilities do not involve confidential matters on national security serving in Kinmen, Lienchiang, and Penghu County government agencies with a rank of or equivalent to 11th grade of selected appointment or above, or police officers with3rd grade of the supervisory commissioned rank or above

The National Immigration Agency may consult with relevant authorities in granting the foresaid approval if necessary.

For civil servants serving in the county governments of Kinmen, Lienchiang, Penghu or their affiliated entities whose duties and responsibilities do not involve confidential matters on national security (exclusive of police agencies) with a rank of or equivalent to  10th grade of selected appointment or below, if they apply to visit the Mainland Area for official purposes, they may, upon approval of their respective county governments/county councils, enter and exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu after the valid passports they hold have been verified and inspected and permission has been granted.

Article 12

Any of the People of the Mainland Area under any of the following circumstances may apply to the National Immigration Agency for permission to enter and exit Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu:

1. Social activities: including visiting relatives, illness/funeral visits, humanitarian visits and other exchange activities.

2. Art, cultural or business activities: including academic, sporting, religious, cultural, business and other exchange activities.

3. Study: including enrollment in extension education credit courses and non-credit courses.

4. Travel: including group and individual tours.

The National Immigration Agency may consult with relevant authorities in granting the aforesaid approval if necessary.

In case of group tours under Subparagraph 4 of Paragraph 1, a group shall consist of five to forty members, each of whom shall enter and exit the same place at the same time. Permission to enter shall be denied to any group with fewer than five members.

In case of emergencies in the territorial waters of Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu, any of the People of the Mainland Area may apply for relief and for entry to Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu for shelter.

When any of the People of the Mainland Area entering the Taiwan Area contracts serious illness, suffers serious injuries, or encounters natural disasters or other special incidents, the necessary personnel for offering assistance may apply to the National Immigration Agency for permission on a special case-by-case basis to travel between Kinmen/Matsu/Penghu and the Mainland Area; the same regulations apply when the permitted duration of stay of the said individual of the Mainland Area expires.

Any of the People of the Mainland Area entering upon permission in accordance with the Regulations shall be restricted to stay in Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu.

Article 13

Applications, together with related verification documents, shall be filed on behalf of the applicants by Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu-based relatives, same-type businesses, schools or related groups for entry into Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu under Subparagraphs 1 through 3 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article to the Service Posts in Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu established by the National Immigration Agency (hereafter the "Service Post") with the relatives or the responsible persons concerned acting as guarantors.

To file applications in accordance with Subparagraph 4 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article, the general or Type A travel agencies authorized by the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications to operate in Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu shall apply on behalf of the applicant to the Service Post for entry into Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu, with the responsible persons of the agencies concerned acting as the guarantors; in case of individual tours, a certificate of travel or other personal injury insurance policy with a coverage of at least NT$ 2 million and an itinerary with information on emergency contact persons in the Mainland Area shall also be submitted.

In case of the situation under Paragraph 4 of the preceding Article, the person offering the relief shall file the application on behalf of the applicant.

Article 14

Any of the People of the Mainland Area whose application in accordance with Article 12 has been approved shall be issued an Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu single entry and exit permit effective for six months, or multiple entry and exit permit effective for one to three years, starting from the date of issue, and the party shall present the entry and exit permit, together with a valid Taiwan Travel Permit for Mainland Residents or other travel document issued by the Mainland Area (excluding Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau), for inspection by the National Immigration Agency to enter or exit Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu.

If necessary, a shorter effective period for the entry and exit permit under the preceding Paragraph may be granted, or additional documents for inspection may be required.

Anyone who applies for permit on grounds of travel may apply to the National Immigration Agency for the issuance of a temporary entry notice for stay while entering Kinmen, Matsu or Penghu, and enter or exist upon the presentation of the said document. Applicable persons, restrictions, number of people allowed and required documents shall be publicly announced and published in a government gazette by the National Immigration Agency.

The length of stay of any of the People of the Mainland Area who applies for permission to stay in accordance with Article 12 shall be as follows, not subject to extension:

1. Social activities: up to two months per stay.

2. Art, cultural or business activities: to be granted based on actual need, up to three months per stay.

3. Study: up to four months per stay.

4. Travel: up to fifteen days per stay.

Any of the People of the Mainland Area who enters upon permission in accordance with the Regulations and fails to depart within the time limit due to hospitalization because of illness, disasters or other special incidents, may apply to any Service Post for an extension of stay, and each extension shall not exceed 15 days; provided, however, that the period may be extendable and additional numbers of visits may be allowed if deemed necessary by the National Immigration Agency in consultation with relevant authorities, the related costs occurred during the stay shall be advanced by the entrusted applicants.

Article 15

Any of the People of the Mainland Area permitted to enter the Taiwan Area in accordance with the laws or regulations other than this Act may present a valid entry and exist permit for verification and inspection by the National Immigration Agency so as to enter and exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu after obtaining an approval; provided, however, that the spouse of any of the People of the Taiwan Area required to be interviewed at the airport or seaport in accordance with law shall meet one of the following requirements to be able to enter and exit the Mainland Area via Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu:

1. The address in the Taiwan Area is in Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu.

2. Having a household registration in Fujian of the Mainland Area.

The Ministry of the Interior may limit the number of the People of the Mainland Area who apply to enter Kinmen, Matsu or Penghu.

Article 16

Any of the People of the Mainland Area being a sailor or service personnel aboard a vessel, permitted by the government to navigate between Kinmen/Matsu/Penghu and the Mainland Area, and who arrives at the ports of cross-strait transportation links due to navigation mission but has to leave the port area for a temporary stay elsewhere, may entrust the Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu shipping agents of the vessel carriers concerned to apply to the Service Post for permission for temporary stay, and upon inspection and verification, may enter Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu. The duration of such stay shall not last longer than the time period of the ship stay at port.

Article 17

An application filed by any of the People of the Mainland Area, who is currently employed in administrative, military, Chinese Communist Party affairs or other public sector agencies, for entry to Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu may be rejected, whereas the permission already granted may be canceled or revoked. The foregoing also applies to any of the following situations:

1. Participation in violent or terrorist groups,or activities thereof.

2. Under serious suspicion for involvement in crimes of rebellion or treason.

3. Under serious suspicion for involvement in serious crimes or being a habitual criminal.

4. Past history of illegal entry without permission.

5. Past history of overstaying the permitted period after entry with permit.

6. Past history of engagement in any activity or work inconsistent with the permitted purpose.

7. Past history of criminal act(s).

8. There is fact sufficient to lead to concerns over potential dangers to national security or social stability.

9. Past history of infectious disease, mental illness or other illnesses sufficient to endanger public hygiene or social tranquility.

10. Past history of other acts in contravention of laws and regulations.

For the situation described in Subparagraph 4 of the preceding Paragraph, the period for denying permission shall be at least two years; for the situation described in Subparagraphs 5 or 6 of the preceding Paragraph, the period for denying permission shall be at least one year.

Article 18

In case any of the People of the Mainland Area entering Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu falls under any of the following situations, the police agency may deport the said person on the original vessel or on the earliest departing vessel. However, where the case involving such person(s) has entered judicial proceedings, prior approval from the judicial institution is required:

1. Entry without permission.

2. Overstaying of the permitted period after entry with permit.

3. Engagement in any activity or work inconsistent with the permitted purpose.

4. There is a fact sufficient to lead to concerns over potential criminal act(s).

5. There is a fact sufficient to lead to concerns over potential dangers to national security or social stability.

6. Occurrence of infectious disease, mental illness or other illnesses sufficient to endanger public health or social tranquility.

Article 19

In case any of the People of the Mainland Area entering Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu with permission in accordance with Article 12 stays beyond the permitted period, or engages in any activity or work inconsistent with the permitted purpose, the Ministry of the Interior may, considering the seriousness of the event, suspend for not more than one year the processing of applications filed by the entrusted applicant, or by the entrusted general or Type A travel agency of such person, or may reject other applications pending permission. The foregoing also applies to the general or Type A travel agency that fails to comply with the restrictions to ensure that all group members depart together.

Any person of the Mainland Area who applies to travel to Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu but falls within the event specified in Subparagraph 5 of Paragraph 1 of Article 17 shall be denied entry by way of a temporary entry notice for three years, counting from the next day of the expiration of the bar to re-entry.

In case of violation of Article 16 by any Mainland Area sailor or service personnel serving aboard a vessel permitted for temporary stay, the Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu shipping agent(s) of the vessel carrier concerned shall not, within a six-month period, apply for permission for the vessel in question for temporary stay of the vessel sailors or service personnel.

The supervision and administration of travel agents in Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu administering travel arrangements for the people of the Mainland Area traveling to Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu shall be handled by the MOTC or its authorized agency.

Any person of the Mainland Area who applies to travel to Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu but falls within the event specified in Subparagraph 5 of Paragraph 1 of Article 17 shall be denied entry by way of a temporary entry notice for three years, counting from the next day of the expiration of the bar to re-entry.

Article 20

Where it is necessary for a vessel registered with the R.O.C. to apply as a special case for departing from the Taiwan island to enter the Mainland Area by way of Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu, the applicant shall prepare and submit ship-related documents, name of activity, planned sailing route, sailing schedule and name lists of personnel to the competent authorities for permission; the vessel concerned shall berth upon arrival at Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu and it may enter the Mainland Area after its shipping documents have been inspected.

The permission granted for the special case under the preceding Paragraph shall be handled by the MOTC in conjunction with relevant authorities.

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Article 21

Trade between Kinmen/Matsu/Penghu and the Mainland Area may be conducted directly, and permissions shall be obtained or exempted according to the relevant regulations.

Article 22

Goods that meet any of the following situations may be imported into Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu from the Mainland Area:

1. Items of goods, and related conditions, that are publicly announced as being permitted to be imported into Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

2. Goods approved by the Ministry of Finance and publicly announced by customs that arriving travelers may carry when entering the territory.

3. Other goods permitted as special cases by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs may suspend importation of any of the goods prescribed in the preceding Paragraph.

Article 23

Goods from the Mainland Area publicly announced as being permitted to be imported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in accordance with Subparagraph 1of Paragraph1 of the preceding Article may include the following:

1. Items that are permitted to be imported into the Taiwan Area.

2. Items proposed by local county governments of Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu and permitted by the competent authorities in charge of the commodities concerned.

Article 24

An application for import permit shall be submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for the importation of articles prescribed in Paragraph 1 of Article 22, except for items publicly announced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs as exempt from the requirement of import permit.

Article 25

Contact by transportation vehicles, as well as circulation of goods by importation, exportation, personal carrier or postal delivery between Kinmen /Matsu/Penghu and the Mainland Area shall be deemed as importation/exportation; customs clearance, inspection, quarantine, administration and processing regarding the aforesaid transportation vehicles, personnel and goods shall be handled in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

Imported articles prescribed in the preceding Paragraph, without permission, shall not be transshipped to the Taiwan Area beyond Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu; articles from the Taiwan Area other than Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu without permission, shall not be transshipped to the Mainland Area by way of Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu. Violation of the foregoing shall be punished in accordance with Articles 36 through 39 of the Act for the Customs Anti-Smuggling .

Conditions for the permission prescribed in the preceding Paragraph shall be publicly announced and published in a government gazette by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Inspection on importation and exportation of contrabands and declared goods for transportation in Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu shall be conducted in accordance with the Act for the Customs Anti-Smuggling ; the provisions on trade ports shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters regarding ports of cross-strait transporation links on the outlying islands.

Article 26

Limitation on the type and quantity of goods from the Mainland Area allowed to be mailed from Kinmen, Matsu, or Penghu, or carried by passengers to the Taiwan island in low quantities and for personal use are as prescribed in the attached table.

Where the type or quantity of the goods from the Mainland Area mailed or carried by passengers exceeds the limits in the preceding Paragraph, the case shall be processed by customs in accordance with Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 96 of the Customs Act.

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Article 27

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Article 28

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Article 29

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Article 30

Entry into and exit of ports of cross-strait transportation links on outlying islands by warships of the R.O.C. shall be administered and monitored by regional military authorities; in case of emergency, the R.O.C. warships shall have the priority right to enter, exit and berth at the said ports.

Logistics operation and berth designation concerning military supplies shall be directed and dispatched by regional military authorities and military units.

To deal with matters prescribed in the preceding two Paragraphs, military agencies of the armed forces may coordinate with regional port authorities to conduct emergency response exercises from time to time.

Article 31

To manage matters regarding the trial operation of transportation links, the Executive Yuan may establish administrative coordination centers in Kinmen or Matsu, with the guidelines for such establishment to be prescribed by the Executive Yuan.

The MOTC may establish inspection coordination centers for ports of cross-strait transportation links on outlying islands to coordinate customs inspection, inspection on entry and exit permit, quarantine, crackdown on contrabands, security and defense, security personnel, commodity inspection and related administrative matters; the guidelines for such establishments shall be separately prescribed by the MOTC.

Article 32

Implementation of the Regulations, during the trial-run period, may be terminated in part or in whole pursuant to decrees issued by the Executive Yuan in the event where there are concerns over potential danger to national interest or security, or other major event.

Article 33

The Regulations shall take effect on the date prescribed by the Executive Yuan.

Attached Table[of the Regulations Governing the Trial Operation of Transportation Links Between Kinmen/Matsu and the Mainland Area]
(Translation)

Amended able of Limited-Quantity Goods from the Mainland Area Allowed to be Mailed from Kinmen/Matsu/Penghu or Carried by Passengers to the Taiwan Island for Personal Use?

Item

Quantity

Note

1. Agricultural products

Individual item shall not exceed 1.2 kg each; the total quantity shall not exceed 6 kg.

1. Allowed only for item(s) carried by individual travelers for personal use; combined package forbidden.

2. Travelers are not allowed to carry edible rice, fresh fruits, live plants with earth and roots, internal organs of animals, fresh/refrigerated/frozen meat.

3. Package delivery not allowed.

2. Consumer goods
(1) Consumer goods for personal use
Clothes
Embroidery
Pottery and porcelain (including tea set)
Bowl, tray, dish
Vase
Handicraft articles
Souvenirs
Furniture
Screen

 

6 pieces
3 pieces
4 pieces (sets)

48 pieces for each item
12 pieces
6 pieces
6 pieces
3 sets
2 Sets

The items and quantities under Subparagraph (1) of Paragraph 2 refer to common items for personal use. Other unlisted goods from the Mainland Area may be handled mutatis mutandis as goods similar to those listed hereunder.

Chinese medicine ingredients and prepared Chinese medicine

0.6 kg for each Chinese medicine ingredient; 12 different ingredients in total.

1. In case of demand for Chinese medicine ingredients and prepared Chinese medicine due to serious illness, the above restrictions on types and quantities are not applicable where permission is granted as a special case by the Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Executive Yuan.

2. Chinese medicine ingredients made from vertebrate animals are prohibited from being mailed and carried by travelers.

Items under Subparagraphs (2) through (9) of Paragraph 2 are limited to goods permitted for import to Kinmen/Matsu/Penghu.

 

12 bottles (boxes) in original package for each type of prepared Chinese medicine; total quantity shall not exceed 36 bottles (boxes).

(2) Goods for domestic use indoors
(3) Kitchenware and dining utensils (excluding bowl, tray and dish)
(4) Domestic electric appliances and other devices

(5) Musical instrument, photographic equipment, clocks and watches for domestic use
(6) Accessories for personal use
(7) Stationery, toys and exercise equipment for domestic use
(8) Cosmetics
(9) Other miscellaneous items for domestic use

1 set
2 kinds (sets), 1 piece for each.

2 kinds (sets), 1 piece for each.

3 kinds (sets), 1 piece for each.


1 piece (set)
3 kinds (sets), 1 piece for each.

1 piece (set)
3 pieces (sets)

4. Tobacco and liquor
(1) Liquor
(2) Tobacco
cigarettes
or processed tobacco leaves
or cigar

1 liter (number of bottles unlimited)

200 pieces
1 pound
25 pieces

Package delivery not allowed.