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...

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...