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Health product distributor iHerb suspends shipping to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online health product distributor iHerb announced it was suspending sales in Taiwan, but the country’s Customs Administration responded that the company had failed t...

Goods from Vietnam subject to strictest inspection in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Goods imported from Vietnam will be thoroughly vetted after African swine fever (ASF) was detected in a batch of smuggled meat products in New Taipei. The seized produc...

Taiwan races to curb spread of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the discovery of smuggled meat products infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus in New Taipei City on Thursday (Aug. 19), the central and local governm...

Vietnamese mother-daughter pair detained for smuggling African swine fever-infected pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office has detained a Vietnamese mother and daughter following their admission of guilt for smuggling controlled items, CNA reported on...

China's export growth quickens as global vaccinations, easing lockdowns lift demand

China's exports grew much faster than expected in June, as solid global demand led by easing lockdown measures and vaccination drives worldwide eclipsed virus outbreaks and port delays. But ove...

China post-COVID export growth sets new record

China has reported the highest jump in export growth in over two decades, a year on from the coronavirus outbreak that brought economic activity to a near halt worldwide. Exports spiked a huge 60.6% ...

Brexit: The view from the French side of the Channel

As the first ferry from the United Kingdom docked in the port of Dunkirk in northern France at noon on Wednesday, the French customs officers gathered on a set of steps at the quayside and watched the...

Over 700,000 fake ‘Made in Taiwan' masks seized in three weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 726,000 Chinese masks labeled as made in Taiwan were seized by Taiwan's customs in the last three weeks, including the largest single-day seizure of 208,...

Over 200,000 fake Made-in-Taiwan masks seized in Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customs officials in Keelung seized 71 boxes of sea freight containing 208,000 fake Made-in-Taiwan masks last Friday (Aug. 14). As the pandemic continues to rage in man...

Taiwan launches mass crackdown on fraudulent masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities have begun a massive crackdown on the rampant import and sales of masks without certification or with mislabeled origins. The operation is in resp...

Over 7,000 Chinese fake masks seized by Taiwan customs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 7,000 Chinese masks labeled as made in Taiwan were seized by Taiwan’s customs authorities on Monday (Aug. 10), the latest in a string of frauds abusing Tai...

Taiwan finds 100 plus cases of Chinese products labeled as 'Made-in-Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities have discovered more than 100 instances of Chinese products being labeled as made in Taiwan since 2018, in what officials believe are attempts to eva...

Taiwan customs officials confiscate over 3,000 face masks from Polish passengers

Taiwan's airport officials confiscated 3,446 surgical face masks from two Polish passengers last Sunday, the largest single seizure in the country by air travelers since export restrictions were p...

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang calls for end of mask hoarding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced a new mask-rationing system will kick off on Thursday (Feb. 6) amid a shortage of facial masks in the country. In a ...

Taiwan Customs removes restrictions on masks bought overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Customs Administration on Sunday (Feb. 2) announced that given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, it will be lenient ...