Taiwan agricultural exports hit record high in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan saw its agricultural exports soar to US$5.47 billion in 2018, marking the highest in two decades, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Thursday after receiving a ...

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...

Travelers entering Taiwan from Vietnam with pork products face fine of NT$200,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Wednesday, passengers traveling from Vietnam with possession of pork products will face a fine of NT$200,000, announced the Taiwan government Tuesday, after the s...

Taiwan Presidential Office building to host centennial celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office revealed the visual design and animation Monday for an upcoming campaign to celebrate the centennial of the building where Taiwan’s leaders h...

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...

Taiwan refuses entry to 3rd Chinese visitor in campaign against African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese visitor arriving in Taiwan carrying pork products was refused entry Tuesday after he was unable to pay the NT$200,000 (US$6,490) fine for violating rules aimed at prev...

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 ...

Outrage sparked after dog owner's pet pit bull kills stray in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outrage was sparked following an incident in Keelung (基隆) on Wednesday, when a stray dog was killed by a pet pit bull terrier. A Facebook user posted a message in a Kee...

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...