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Taiwan's Executive Yuan passes tariff cuts to secure support for CPTPP bid

The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a draft amendment that seeks to lower tariffs on 15 agricultural and aquatic products, in the government's latest effort to secure membership of the Comprehen...

China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

BEIJING (AP) — China has seized more than 2,700 ivory tusks in what customs authorities are calling the country's biggest smuggling case in years. China's Customs Administration anno...

Thai drug syndicate busted in Taiwan; 29 kg of heroin seized

A drug ring headed by a Thai national was busted in Taiwan last month and some 29 kilograms of heroin was seized in the process, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Wednesday. The heroin was ...

China says Canadian canola will face stricter assessments

BEIJING (AP) — China's customs agency says imported canola, a Canadian oilseed crop, will now undergo more thorough assessments during its quarantine period. The statement Thursday f...

Taiwanese authorities seize NT$2.4-billion worth of heroin, suspects arrested

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 94.138 kilograms of heroin with a street value of about NT$2.4 billion (US$78.08 million) was seized in a drug bust in Keelung, leading to the arrest of two suspected drug s...

Taiwanese customs officers see no decline in meat smugglers despite heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to prevent the contagion of African swine disease onto the island, Taiwan has beefed up penalties for bringing meat into the country up to a heavy fine of NT$200,...

Taiwan to bar foreign passengers smuggling meat, Jan. 2019 the soonest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of growing violations of meat being brought into Taiwan by passengers arriving from other countries, Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is slated to implement...

Visitors warned against carrying contraband poppy seeds into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving in Taiwan are warned against attempting to bring poppy seeds into the country, as they are a contraband product subject to seizure by customs officials, ...

Taiwanese police bust gun smuggling ring, seize 'enough guns for a small army'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Customs Administration and the National Police cooperated in a joint sting project this week to shut down an illegal firearm smuggling operation in Taiwan. ...

Flow of undocumented migrants to Switzerland shrinks in 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss customs authorities say the number of undocumented migrants who entered Switzerland last year shrank nearly by half compared to a record influx in 2016. The Feder...

Five Malaysians arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Jan. 13 (CNA) Law enforcement authorities in Kaohsiung City arrested five Malaysian nationals on Friday for attempting to smuggle 10 kilograms of ketamine into Taiwan. According to a Satur...

US border security experts visit Port of Kaohsiung

A delegation of U.S. experts in anti-terrorism, border security and fraud prevention recently visited the Port of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, highlighting the close collaboration between the two sid...

Wuqiu Lighthouse resumes service after 6 decades in Kinmen

The historic lighthouse in Wuqiu Township returned to service July 23 in outlying Kinmen County after standing idle for more than 60 years, according to the Maritime Port Bureau under the Ministry of ...

Gogoro sets company record with preorders of new series

Taiwan’s leading electric scooter maker Gogoro Inc. has set a new company record for preorders, with more than 13,000 units of the its new Gogoro 2 series scheduled for delivery around the count...