Taiwan’s Yunlin petitions to authorities to permit migrants to work as agricultural helpers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Li-shan (張麗善) petitioned Taiwan’s agriculture and labor authorities to introduce migrant workers to solve the problem of labor shortages in...

Taiwan-Philippines demo mushroom farm breaks ground

Officials from Taiwan and the Philippines broke ground Friday on a demonstration mushroom farm in the country's Baguio City, as part of a joint collaboration aimed at helping the Southeast Asian n...

China might give two pandas to Taiwan's Kaohsiung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government has confirmed media reports that China might offer two pandas to the city as an act of cultural exchange, saying it is likely to establish a ...

Taiwan mulls tougher control on aggressive pet dogs as attacks rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal management authorities will consider implementing tighter control over pit bull dogs kept as pets in the country, in response to the increasing numbe...

Tip-top food products from Taiwan to star at Foodex Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- A selection of Taiwan’s tip-top food products will take center stage at next month’s Foodex Japan in Tokyo, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Coun...

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...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

Over 27,000 kg of insecticide-tainted eggs reached Taiwan market

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Over 27,000 kilograms of eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil reached consumer markets in northern Taiwan from Jan. 27 to Feb. 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FD...

Taiwan COA: Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced that it will hold a press conference, Feb. 15, to announce that the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been dete...

Taiwan to open dairy farming sector to migrant labor

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday that it will allow dairy farms to hire migrant workers on a trial basis as part of an effort to help solve the labor shortage problem in that sector. &quo...

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 sets cabbage price floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced yesterday a price guarantee system for cabbages, where the minimum price will be set at NT$6 (SU$0.19) per kilogram. The sche...

Taiwan exports honey oranges and cabbages to Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ahead of the Lunar New Year, Taiwan is exporting its “ponkan” honey oranges and cabbages to Singapore, a key destination for the government’s New Southbound Po...

Taiwan tightens border inspections against African swine fever

The government is leaving no stone unturned in preventing African swine fever from spreading to Taiwan, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Jan. 17. Given the vast number of trave...