Taiwan bans pork from Indonesia after African swine fever outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Council of Agriculture announced on Friday (Dec. 13) that a hefty penalty will be levied on tourists who bring pork products from Indonesia following its firs...

National Geographic exhibition spotlights Taiwan’s sustainable agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Geographic magazine has joined Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) in holding an exhibition shedding light on Taiwan’s efforts to promote sustainable ...

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...

Taiwan warns against smuggling meat as Lunar New Year nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals visiting Taiwan are requested not to bring or mail contraband meat products to the country, as an influx of visitors are expected to arrive for the upcoming Lu...

Taiwan's legislature passes amendment banning disinformation about animal diseases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s legislature on Tuesday (Dec. 3) passed amendments intended to regulate e-commerce platforms selling quarantined products and to curb the spread of rumors re...

Taiwan office in US to set up agriculture section

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese representative office in the United States will set up a separate agriculture department to promote farm and fishery products from the island, the Ministry o...

Taiwan and Thailand ink deal on agricultural cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese university inked a cooperative deal with a Thai farm located near Bangkok on Sunday (Nov. 24), turning a new page for agricultural cooperation between the two ...

Taiwan jujubes first to enter S Korean market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Friday (Nov. 22) that South Korea has agreed to Taiwan jujube imports — making it ...

Taiwan's first native tea wakes after thousands of years of sleep

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first indigenous Taiwanese tea variety, which dates back to the Ice Age, has been named “Taitung Yongkang No. 1” (台東永康1號), as it was discovered in the east...

Taiwan government under fire for agricultural policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Tuesday (October 29) rejected allegations that it was wasting public money on the purchase and storage of wheat products to help farmer...

Taiwan, Philippines discuss key issues at labor meeting in Taipei

Taiwan and the Philippines negotiated several key issues involving the welfare of Filipino workers in Taiwan at an annual labor meeting in Taipei on Monday, but agreement was reached on only a limited...

Regulations for Taiwan guava exports to US finalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After approving the import of Taiwan’s guavas to the U.S., the two governments have finalized the details for shipments to begin. Last Thursday (Oct. 17), the U.S...

Taiwan, Vietnam sign MOU on African swine fever prevention

Taiwan and Vietnam have signed a cooperation agreement on measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday. The measures will include join...

Taiwan lychee debuts in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) Deputy Minister Chen Junne-jih (陳駿季) held a lychee planting trial on Wednesday (Oct. 23) in Queensland, Austr...

Taiwan agricultural exports to Singapore continue to increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The head of Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) announced good news for Taiwan’s agriculture industry on Tuesday (Oct. 22) with news tha...