Whitemen Toothpaste in brush with law for labeling Chinese tubes as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung prosecutors have indicted the head of Whitemen Toothpaste (白人牙膏) for falsely labeling over 3 million tubes of its toothpaste products as being made in Taiwan whe...

Arrivals carrying more than 250 masks have to tell customs when entering Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers arriving in Taiwan have to declare masks to customs if they carry more than 250, even if they are not surgical masks for medical use, the Ministry of Economic Af...

Taipei drugstore chain caught selling rationed masks made in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese drugstore chain Great Tree Pharmacy (大樹連鎖藥局) on Wednesday (Sept. 16) admitted that employees at one branch had sold masks made in the Philippines to customers wh...

Taiwan reaps US$64 billion bonanza from companies fleeing China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Trade tensions between the U.S. and China exacerbated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have brought Taiwan a bonanza of NT$1.890 trillion (US$64 billion) in investment ...

Taiwan unveils anti-counterfeit stamp on masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has introduced a new stamp to be featured on medical masks that will prove their authenticity amid a string of counterfeit scandals. Medical masks manufactured i...

Surgical masks must be embossed with ‘Made in Taiwan’ from Sept. 17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All surgical masks on sale to the public from Sept. 17 must be embossed with “MD” for “Medical Device” and “Made in Taiwan,” the Food a...

Company sells 4 million fake 'Made in Taiwan' masks from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid its campaign to crack down on the counterfeit masks pouring in from China, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has caught a Taiwanese company selling 4 million fa...

Importer of fake 'Made-in-Taiwan' masks apologizes for lying to customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Taiwanese mask supplier Carry Mask, Lin Ming-chin (林明進), on Monday (Sept. 7) apologized to the public for importing over 3.3 million masks from China and misl...

Certified companies among importers of fake ‘Made-in-Taiwan’ masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 830,000 masks falsely labeled as products of Taiwan have been impounded by the nation's customs authorities since Aug. 10 as part of a ratcheted-up crack...

Taiwan mask maker CSD builds new factory amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Surging demand is leading mask maker CSD to spend NT$120 million (US$4.09 million) on a new factory not far from its headquarters in Changhua City, reports said Thursday (...

Taiwanese have 1 week to return fake Chinese masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After it was revealed a Taiwan company was caught substituting imported Chinese masks for domestically made versions, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said that ...

Taiwan company caught importing Chinese masks for ration program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan company on Thursday (Sept. 4) was ordered by the government to cease operations after it was found to have imported over 3 million non-medical grade masks from Ch...

Chinese knockoffs show up with Taiwan's real-name masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Numerous pharmacies across New Taipei City on Wednesday (Sept. 2) reported receiving masks made in China mixed in with their latest shipment of domestically produced real-...

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,...

TAITRA showcases anti-epidemic products for Taiwan's Central American allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invited five Taiwan manufacturers of anti-epidemic equipment to exhibit their products to three Latin American allie...