Address: 1F., No.88, Yi 2nd Rd., Jhongjheng District, Keelung City 202, Taiwan, R.O.C. ( Map)
The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ), Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan was established on August 1, 1998, with the goal of ensuring the safety of agricultural production and ecological environments by preventing harmful diseases and pests from being introduced by import trades of animals, plants, and their products and effectively preventing the occurrence and spread of major domestic animal diseases and plant pests. The four BAPHIQ branch offices are established in Keelung, Hsinchu, Taichung, and Kaohsiung. Keelung Branch Office comprises four sections, three offices and six inspection stations. This office is responsible for inspection and quarantine of imported and exported plants, animals, and their products transported by sea freight, passengers, international postal parcels as well as supervision of meat inspection within the jurisdiction.
Organization Chart of Keelung Branch
The jurisdiction of Keelung Branch includes Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Ilan County, Hualien County, and Lienjiang County. The Keelung Harbor with 57 coast wharves is the major port in the northern Taiwan for imported and exported of animal and plant products. Due to the limited space of Keelung Harbor, the container terminals and chill/freezer warehouses are located in the Anle, Cidu, Jhongjheng, and Jhongshan Districts of Keelung City, as well as Rueifang District and Xizhi District of New Taipei City. Totally, there are sixteen container terminals within the jurisdiction. The major imported animal product is meat, followed by animal feed and haslet. The major exported animal product is manufactured wool, followed by feather products. The major imported plant products are fruits and vegetables, followed by grains and seeds. The major exported plant products are seedlings.