Fee-charging Standards on the Access to Government information by the DGBAS, Executive Yuan and/or its Subordinate Agencies

Link to law: http://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=T0010009

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Article 1

This Standard is enacted according to paragraph 2 of Article 22 of the Freedom of Government Information Law (hereinafter referred to as the “Law”).

Article 2

The fee-charging for requesting the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics of Executive Yuan (hereinafter referred to as the DGBAS) and/or its subordinate agencies to provide government information,shall be governed by this Standard, unless otherwise prescribed by law and regulation.

Article 3

The fee for browsing, transcribing, or photographing government information is NT$20 for every two hours. Time spent less than two hours is counted as two hours.

Article 4

The fee for duplicating or copying government information shall be charged in accordance with the Duplicating or Copying the Government Information Fee Standard Table as set forth in the attachment.
The items undefined in the above Fee Standard Table shall be charged in accordance with the actual costs of duplication or copying.

Attachment:The Duplicating or Copying the Government Information Fee Standard Table.DOC

Article 5

If the applicant requests that the duplicated or copied government information be sent by mail, the applicant shall be charged for the actual mailing expenses.

Article 6

The applicant that requests the government information for academic research or public interest use shall file the request with the relevant documentary proof attached. After the request is approved, the fee shall be halved except for the actual mailing expenses.

Article 7

The requested government information that falls within the scope of business or educational promotions as defined in paragraph 1, Article 12 of the Charges and Fees Law may be provided free of charge.

Article 8

The collection of fees as listed in this Standard shall comply with the budgetary procedures.

Article 9

This Standard shall be effective immediately upon date of promulgation.