Taiwan rejects 1,000 kg of mangosteens from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Inspectors on Friday (September 6) rejected the first batch of 1,000 kilograms of mangosteens to arrive from Thailand in 16 years due to a packaging issue. The load of ...

Taiwan authorities seize huge stash of banned animal drugs

Coast Guard inspectors, animal health authorities and police seized nearly 6,000 kilograms of banned animal drugs during a raid of an animal drug vendor's warehouse in Pingtung County in late May,...

Fall armyworms spread to 10 Asian countries, threaten 20% of crops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) have spread to 10 Asian countries and are expected to affect as much as 20 percent of the continent's crops, the Liberty Times r...

Taiwan's fall armyworm infestation set to spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced this week that there have been 199 cases of the fall armyworm discovered acro...

Taiwan confirms new cases of avian flu on 3 farms

More than 7,500 birds were culled after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed on three poultry farms in Yunlin County, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) sa...

Taiwan free from FMD, confident in countering swine diseases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal husbandry authorities expressed confidence in their ability to ward off swine illnesses as the island announced its successful eradication of foot-an...

Government offers NT$10,000 reward for reporting fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced on Thursday (June 14) that a reward of NT$10,000 wil be made to anyone who makes a confirmed report of fall armyworm between Jun...

Fall armyworms from China invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first fall armyworms (FAW) to be detected in Taiwan have been spotted at a popular tourist ranch in western Taiwan on Saturday (June 8), after plum rains apparently blew th...

Next invasion of Taiwan from China could be fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In addition to fears of the spread of African swine fever, a new scourge from China could soon be threatening the livelihood of Taiwanese farmers, the fall armyworm. The fal...

Taiwan to begin importing mangosteen fruit from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will likely start importing mangosteen fruit from Thailand in late July, as a 16-year ban on the Southeast Asian tropical fruit will be lifted soon, said the countr...

African Swine Fever detected in Cambodia, travelers to Taiwan with pork face NT$200,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday (April 3) announced the first reported case of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Cambodia and Taiwan's Bureau of ...

First Vietnamese tourist denied entry to Taiwan for not paying NT$200,000 fine over illegal pork import

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Vietnamese passenger was denied entry at the airport on Feb. 27 after being caught trying to bringing pork products into the country but failing to pay a NT$200,000 fine. T...

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to more Southeast Asian nations

The hand luggage of travelers arriving from Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar is being inspected at seaports and airports across Taiwan as part of an intensifying effort to prevent the entry of African s...

Taiwan immigration official apologizes after kicking airport sniffer dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An immigration official yesterday (Feb. 13) formally apologized for kicking a sniffer dog at Kaohsiung International Airport over the weekend, after a video of the incident app...

Taiwan designs 'Beagle Brigade' posters to warn travelers about ASF in multiple languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to prevent the entry of contaminated meat products in to the country, Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior has released several warning posters in multiple...