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Taiwan gives clean bill of health to groupers banned by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two fish farms can start exporting groupers again now that contrary to Chinese accusations, no banned drugs were found in the fish, the Fisheries Agency said Tuesday (Jan....

Lithuania asks Taiwan to fast-track approval of exports amid punishment from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania is pressing the Taiwanese authorities to grant agricultural exports market access as China targets the Baltic country with economic punishment for sticking with ...

4 pig farms fined NT$30,000 for illegal use of kitchen waste as feed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four hog farms have been fined for using kitchen waste as feed without prior approval, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Saturd...

Taiwan minister defends euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) on Sunday (Aug. 22) defended euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats as a necessary evil. A total of 154 smuggled cats n...

Taiwan animal rights groups condemn killing of 154 cats by government agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Quarantine officers in southern Taiwan have provoked criticism from animal rights groups after putting down 154 pet cats on Saturday (Aug. 21) that had been smuggled into ...

Taiwan culls 154 smuggled rare cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 154 rare cats with an estimated market value of NT$10 million (US$357,000) were culled after being discovered on a smugglers’ ship, reports said Saturday ...

Taiwan opposition party accused of posting ‘fake’ ractopamine video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A department under the Council of Agriculture (COA) has asked prosecutors to investigate the Kuomintang (KMT) for posting a video about the treatment of pigs with ractopam...

Taiwan bans poultry imports from UK over bird flu fears

Taiwan has removed the United Kingdom from its list of countries free from the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and banned live poultry imports from the country after an outbreak was confirmed ...

Reports of illicit seeds sent to Taiwan from China increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said on Wednesday (Aug 5) that customs inspections of shipments from China will be expand...

Suspicious parcel from China reported in Taiwan following US warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After multiple reports in different U.S. states of unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds that appear to be from China, a woman living in Taiwan claimed she also received ...

Taiwan bans pork from India over African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan banned the import of pork from India on Monday (May 4) after the northeast Indian state of Assam reported cases of African swine fever (ASF). Passengers carrying...

Italy will ride out COVID-19 storm: Representative to Taiwan

Italy was the first country in Europe to be battered by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and Davide Giglio, Italy's representative to Taiwan, is hoping his country will be the firs...

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 ...

China could face locust plague, Taiwan unlikely to fall victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China deals with the expanding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a locust plague which has decimated agriculture in East Africa could make its way toward the East ...

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...