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Taiwan to slap hefty fine on recipients of international parcels containing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consignees of international parcels found to contain pork products will be fined up to NT$1 million (US$33,559) from Friday (May 20) as Taiwan endeavors to keep African sw...

Taiwan warns against importing marijuana-laced products from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are cautioned against importing goods containing cannabis from Thailand, the first Southeast Asian country to have legalized the plant. Taiwan Customs ...

Taiwan food company receives nearly 1,000 boxes of Lithuanian milk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shipping container of nearly 1,000 boxes of milk that was held up in Chinese customs for more than two months was transferred to Taiwan in late December, reports said. ...

Taiwan cabinet details plans to regulate pork imports from US

The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 26) released a five-point plan for the regulation of American pork products, in an effort to ease public concerns over residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, before ...

Taiwan customs seizes 8 tons of smuggled garlic from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese customs seized a container of garlic weighing 8,000 kilograms on Thursday (Sept. 24), which was believed to have been smuggled out of Qingdao, China. The cont...

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 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 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 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 ...

Canadian man caught smuggling NT$100 million worth of weed into Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian man was arrested late last month while trying to smuggle in excess of NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) worth of marijuana through Taiwan Taoyuan International Ai...

Meerkats seized at Taiwan customs in rare wildlife smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of eight live animals including two meerkats were seized at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Friday (Sept. 27) in a rare wildlife smuggling case. A femal...

New Taiwan customs clearance guidelines issued after cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New customs clearance guidelines for individuals granted preferential treatment will be introduced in Taiwan, after the cigarette smuggling incident in July that tarnished...

Controlled drugs disguised as candied fruits seized at customs

Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) A total of 30,200 pills of the controlled drug Erimin-5 have been seized by Taiwan customs before being shipped to China under the disguise as "candied fruits," the coun...

Woman fined NT$200,000 for bringing Chinese pork pastries into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unnamed woman traveling from China to Taiwan was fined NT$200,000 (US$6,400) for attempting to bring foreign pork products into the country on Sunday (July 21). The woman...

Taiwan customs discovers 53 smuggled animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s customs authorities on Thursday (July 18) seized packages of live animals imported from Malaysia in a wildlife smuggling operation worth NT$5 million that i...