Taiwan bans Italian pork to prevent African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday (Feb. 19) that live pigs and pork products from Italy will no longer ...

Taiwan mobilizes 300 extra staff to stop African swine fever during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) will mobilize 300 extra staff members to try and prevent African swine fever from entering Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday, repor...

Vietnam-made pork liver paste pulled in Taiwan over African swine fever fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnam-produced pork liver paste has been ordered to be taken off shelves in Taiwan and banned from import over African swine fever (ASF) contamination fears. The pr...

Taiwan bans pork from Indonesia after African swine fever outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Council of Agriculture announced on Friday (Dec. 13) that a hefty penalty will be levied on tourists who bring pork products from Indonesia following its firs...

Taiwan's 2020 economic growth same as 2019: Asian Development Bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to have the same economic growth rate in 2020 as 2019, according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday (Dec. 11). See...

Fines in place for selling non-quarantined meat items online in Taiwan

E-commerce operators caught posting or selling non-quarantined meat products will soon be subject to fines of up to NT$150,000 (US$4,921), the Council of Agriculture (COA) warned Monday. The new ru...

Taiwan warns against smuggling meat as Lunar New Year nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals visiting Taiwan are requested not to bring or mail contraband meat products to the country, as an influx of visitors are expected to arrive for the upcoming Lu...

Taiwan, Vietnam sign MOU on African swine fever prevention

Taiwan and Vietnam have signed a cooperation agreement on measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday. The measures will include join...

Taiwan steps up ASF prevention measures

Taiwan has strengthened its measures for preventing an outbreak of African swine fever and remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture. The World Organization for A...

Taiwan sounds alarm on South Korean products over swine flu fear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean produced fish and cheese sausage sticks, all available on local online shopping platforms and allegedly containing pork, are causing concern as the Northeast ...

South Korean visitors to face heavy fine for importing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls on visitors from South Korea starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Northeast Asian country has confirmed its first ca...

Philippines confirms presence of African Swine Fever in two provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After earlier speculation that livestock in the Philippines might be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, the Philippine government on Monday (Sept. 9) offic...

Philippine visitors to Taiwan banned from importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls for visitors from the Philippines starting 4 p.m., Monday (Sept. 9), as the Southeast Asian country has confirmed its first outb...

Travelers fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork moon cakes to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three travelers were fined NT$200,000 (US$6,367) at Taoyuan Airport for bringing moon cakes containing China-produced pork into Taiwan on Sunday (Sept. 1), the Liberty Tim...

Travelers to Taiwan warned against importing meat mooncakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, visitors are being urged not to import mooncakes that contain meat to Taiwan, due to African swine fever (ASF) prevention me...