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

1.It is necessary to make declarations for importing & exporting the human remains or ashes which are respectively classified to the tariff codes 3001.90.90.00-5 & 2621.90.10.00-4. According to the regulation codes 842 & 807, the import & export of human remains also need to apply for the approvals issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

2. In addition to the documents mentioned above, the identification of the importer, the 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 the Article 14 of the Rules Governing the Examination of Import and Export Goods, please apply for declarations to the planeside release units of Taipei Customs.

4.According to the Article 7 of Regulations Governing the pre-entry Customs Declaration of Import/Export Goods, human remains or ashes are allowed for planeside release ; and according to the Article 28 of the Rules Governing the Examination of Import and Export Goods, they are no need to proceed with the inspection by Customs.


Contact point : Express Cargo Division

TEL :+886-3-393-8239、+886-3-393-8240、+886-3-393-8241






Release date:2023-09-14 Click times:3708