1 more foreigner denied entry for failing to pay fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another Chinese tourist was barred from entering Taiwan on Sunday for failing to pay off a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,510) for attempted meat smuggling from an African swine feve...

Chinese tourist denied entry for failing to pay NT$200,000 fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese tourist who took a transit flight from Hong Kong to arrive at the Kaohsiung International Airport on Friday, Jan. 25, was found to be carrying a ham product without a ...

Foreign nationals who fail to pay pork fine to be denied entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Starting Friday, foreign nationals who fail to pay a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,472) for attempting to bring pork products into the country from African swine fever (ASF) affected areas ...

Taiwan investigates 4 following online rumors about African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are investigating four suspects in relation to false information spread online regarding...

Update: Pig carcass spotted in downtown Taipei

Update: 01/09 5:40 p.m. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) on Tuesday (Jan. 8) announced that the dead musk pig, which weighed over 180 kilograms, has tested n...

Taiwan authorities investigate online rumors surrounding African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are looking into false information and rumors spread online relating to two p...

China shows dangerous lack of transparency on African Swine Fever outbreak: Taiwan COA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese media has been failing to inform Chinese citizens on the severity of the African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic, as cases of Chinese travelers coming to Taiwan carryin...

Taiwan's beefed up NT$200,000 penalty for meat smuggling kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's beefed up penalties for meat smuggling kick in today, including an NT$200,000 (NT$6,489) fine for first-time offenders and an NT$1 million fine for repeat offender...

17 passengers fined over weekend for smuggling meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 passengers have been fined for trying to bring meat products into Taiwan since stiffer fines have been put in place, announced the Bureau of Animal and Plant Heal...

Taiwan fines passengers bringing in meat products from Hong Kong, Macau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of the African swine fever outbreak in China, Taiwan's agriculture authorities are tightening border checks and raising fines to prevent the transmission of the ...

Avian flu hits two Yunlin duck farms in Taiwan; 5,043 birds culled

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 5,043 ducks have been culled on two farms in Yunlin County that were found to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, the Bureau of Animal and Pla...

Meat smuggling fine raised to NT$300,000 to prevent spread of African swine fever to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) or hoof-and-mouth disease to Taiwan, the Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 8) passed a draft amendment to the Statute for...

181 caught smuggling Chinese meat into Taiwan during Sept.1-Aug.14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Sept. 1 to Oct. 14, 181 people were caught trying to smuggle illicit Chinese meat products into Taiwan, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantin...

Taiwan discourages use of herbicide ‘Roundup’ involved in cancer of US groundskeeper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to the verdict where a former U.S. school groundskeeper was awarded US$289 million in a lawsuit accusing Monsanto’s “Roundup” weedkiller of c...

Goose farm in Yunlin hit by avian flu, nearly 1,000 geese culled

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) A goose farm in Yunlin County has been confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 974 geese, a Council of Ag...