Taiwan: new export certification for exports of bivalve molluscs (2017-13)

​Date of issue: 15 December 2017

Date of effect: Immediate


Export seafood establishments
Licensed exporters
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources—Central and Regional offices


To notify exporters of changes to export certification for Australian bivalve molluscs exported to Taiwan.

Summary of key points

  • Taiwan has brought in new requirements for the harvest area to be displayed on health certification that accompanies bivalve molluscs imported into Taiwan.
  • Bivalve molluscs of aquaculture origin will continue to be exported on the FX46 certificate.
  • Bivalve molluscs of wild origin should now be exported on the FX46T certificate.
  • From 22 December 2017, exporters should use the FX46T certificate for bivalve molluscs of wild origin.
  • The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) will be updated to reflect these changes.

The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.

Further information

Contact Exports if you have any queries.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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