Go To Content

Information

search anchor

•In the sale of packaged tobacco products, the producer or importer shall indicate the following on the tobacco container that is in direct contact with the tobacco products:
1.The name of the brand.
2.The name and address of the producer: for an imported tobacco product, the name and address of the importer shall be included; for tobacco products produced by a contractor, the name and address of the contracting party shall also be included; for tobacco products repackaged for sale in accordance with the provisions set out in Article 29, Paragraph 1, the name and address of the repackaging producer shall also be included.
3.The weight or quantity.
4.The major raw materials.
5.The nicotine and tar content.
6.A health warning message.
7.The date of expiration or date of production. When the date of production is labeled, the storage life of the products shall also be indicated.
8.Other labeling required by the central competent authority.(Article 31, Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act).

•In the sale of packaged alcohol products, the producer or importer shall indicate the following on the alcohol container that is in direct contact with the alcohol:
1.The name of the brand.
2.The type of product.
3.The alcohol content.
4.The country of origin of the imported products.
5.The name and address of the producer; for an imported alcohol product, the name and address of the importer shall also be indicated; for alcohol products produced by a contractor, the name and address of the contracting party shall also be indicated; the name and address of the repackaging producer as prescribed in Article 29, Paragraph 1 of this Act shall also be indicated.
6.The number of the production batch.
7.The volume.
8.For alcohol products having an alcohol content of 7% or less, or which are packed inplastic or paper containers, the expiration date or bottling date shall be indicated. If the date of bottling is indicated, the date of expiration shall also be indicated.
9."Excessive drinking endangers" or other health warnings..
10.Other labeling required by the central competent authority.(Article 32, Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act).

•The alcohol content of alcohol products shall refer to the percentage of ethyl by volume measured by stereometry at 20 degrees centigrade on Celsius thermometer, i.e. the number of milliliters of ethyl in 100 milliliters of an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol content shall be labeled by degrees, %, % vol, or % by volume, and shall be stated by a number. The tolerances allowed for the alcohol content referred to in the preceding paragraph is 0.5 degree for distilled spirits and 1 degree for alcohol products other than distilled spirits.(Article 6, Regulations Governing the Labeling of the Alcohol Products).

The sale, transport, or transfer, or the display or storage with the intent to sell, transport, or transfer illicit tobacco/alcohol products will be punished with an administrative fine of not less than NT$30,000 and not more than NT$500,000. If the present value of the products at the time of discovery exceeds NT$500,000, however, the producer will be punished with an administrative fine of not less than one time and not greater than five times the present value at the time of discovery. Illicit tobacco/alcohol discovered pursuant to this Act, and the raw materials, semi-finished products, equipment, and alcohol containers for their production, will be confiscated or forfeited (Articles 46 and 57, Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act).

The sale or transfer, or the display or storage with intent to sell or transfer of tobacco or alcohol products not in compliance with the labeling regulations of this Act will result in forfeiture of the offending products. (Paragraph 3, Article 50, Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act)
A tobacco or alcohol producer that repackages tobacco or alcohol products for sale shall not change the original brand of the products, and shall obtain documents from the original producer verifying authorization for the repackaging.
The verification documents shall indicate the quantities to be repackaged, the proportions and methods of the repackaging, and the authorization for the labeling to be used.
For the tobacco or alcohol products to be imported for repackaging, the certificates of origin issued by the government of the country where such products are produced or by the appropriate chamber of commerce authorized by such foreign government shall be presented along with the products at the time they are imported (Article 29, Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act).
1.Violent debt-collection report hotline: 110 (Police Emergency) or 0800-000-110 (National Police Administration)
2.Anti-fraud hotline: 165
1.Customer service and complaint hotlines of corresponding banks.

2.One-stop complaint window of the Bankers Association of the Republic of China:
• Credit card complaint hotline: (+886)2-8596-2333
• Other business complaint hotline: (+886)2-8596-2345
• Debt bargaining hotline: (+886)2-8596-1627 (+886)2-8596-1629

Reports can be made by phone, in writing, by e-mail or in person to the Tobacco & Alcohol Management Division of the Department of Finance.
• Report hotline: (+886)6-213-2319
• Address: 4F., No.96, Sec. 1, Jhongyi Rd., West Central District, Tainan City 70002, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
• Email: 6372165@mail.tainan.gov.tw

Unqualified tobacco/alcohol products as used in the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act refer to one of the following circumstances:
1.Tobacco whose nicotine or tar content exceeds the limits of the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act.
2.Alcohol produced with a type of alcohol other than edible ethyl alcohol that complies with national standards.
3.Alcohol that does not comply with hygiene standards.
Illicit tobacco/alcohol products as used in the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act refer to any of the following circumstances:
1.Tobacco or alcohol produced without a license permit obtained pursuant to this Act.
2.Tobacco or alcohol imported without a license permit obtained pursuant to this Act.
3.Tobacco or alcohol produced by an alcohol or tobacco producer at a location other than the location of the factory listed in its license permit.
4.Tobacco or alcohol imported with a license permit obtained pursuant to this Act but not declared to customs, or for which declaration has been evaded, or which has been underreported by more than a specific amount.
5.Tobacco or alcohol transported by an R.O.C. fishing vessel that is not for personal use on that ship or is in excess of a specific amount.
Referring to Article 25 of the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act, the maximum level of nicotine and tar in tobacco shall not exceed the limits set by the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act. Also, referring to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, the permitted yields of nicotine and tar contained in paper cigarettes shall be limited as follows: (Article 7, Regulations for the Testing of Yields of Nicotine and Tar Contained in Tobacco Products and the Labeling of Cigarette Containers):

Prior to 31 March 2009, yields of nicotine contained in each paper cigarette stick shall not exceed 1.2 milligrams; yields of tar contained in each paper cigarette stick shall not exceed 12 milligrams.

After 1 April 2009, yields of nicotine contained in each paper cigarette stick shall not exceed 1 milligram; yields of tar contained in each paper cigarette stick shall not exceed 10 milligrams.

Footer Content