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How can I do if I want to import or export the human remains or ashes?


  1. Declaration is necessary for importing or exporting human remains or ashes as they are classified under CCC Code 3001.90.90.00-5 and 2621.90.10.00-4 respectively; on the other hand, as their corresponding regulation codes are 804 and 808, the export or import of human remains also needs the approval from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Executive Yuan. Please contact Northern Regional Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Executive Yuan. (TEL: 03-398-2583; E-mail: doc20@cdc.gov.tw)

  2. In addition to the documents mentioned above, the identification of importer, air waybill and the death certificate should also be prepared. Moreover, certificates of cremation are also necessary for the declaration of ashes.

  3. According to Article14 and 28 of the Rule of Examination of Import and Export Goods, a declaration should be made to the planeside release units of Taipei Customs. (Farglory Free Trade Zone: 03-399-2888 ext.7552; Taiwan Air Cargo Terminal, TACT:03-398-3105; Evergreen Air Cargo Corporation, EGAC:03-393-8241)

  • Publish Date:2017-07-18
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