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Taiwanese express tremendous thanks to US for donation of 2.5 million Moderna doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese have expressed tremendous thanks to the U.S. for its donation of 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccines to their country. The thanks came in the form of an ex...

Taiwan intercepts US beef with excessive levels of ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in three years, beef from the United States containing excessive levels of ractopamine was found during a customs inspection, the Food and Drug Administ...

Taiwan finds excess ractopamine level in US beef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inspectors in Taichung City on Friday (April 16) found the maximum allowed level of ractopamine in beef from the United States on sale at a supermarket. Following an en...

Japan raises tariffs on US beef after hitting import limit

TOKYO (AP) — Imported American beef in Japan has proved so popular it's topped the annual limits called “safeguards,” and the U.S. Meat Export Federation on Thursday urged Tokyo to raise the threshold...

Taiwan officials vow to crack down on pork-related price gouging

Taiwanese government officials on Saturday vowed to deal firmly with anyone caught artificially inflating the price of pork, following reports that vendors were raising prices amid concerns about a ne...

US looks to boost Taiwan economic ties after it lifts import barriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. applauded Taiwan’s decision to further open its market and allow the import of American beef and pork products, which took effect on Friday (Jan. 1) despite...

Taiwan president defends ending ban on US pork after months-long feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Dec. 24) defended her decision four months ago to lift the ban on U.S. pork products starting next year, a change that sparked an...

Taiwan hog farmers denounce KMT for throwing offal in legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pig farmers' association has condemned KMT legislators for throwing pig offal in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Nov. 27). Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) ...

Joe Biden is hardly the free trader Asia is hoping for

President Donald Trump has upended US trade policy like few of his predecessors, weaponizing tariffs not only to hit back against countries, which he deemed gave their producers an unfair advantage at...

Taiwan scraps age restrictions on US beef imports, allows US pork containing ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Friday (Aug. 28) that the country would be dropping import restrictions on U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and on...

EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says it's reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market. The commission said Frida...

Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more US beef

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has picked up his barbeque tongs to convey his message to Japan: Buy more American beef. Perdue said Monday that as a top consume...

More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears

NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. beef is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a unit of Brazil's JBS is now recalling a tot...

Taiwan’s real food scandal – US imports

Brexit continues to dominate the headlines in the U.K. with plenty of attention now turning to the country’s place in the world once it has left the European Union in 2019. It is at that poin...

Japan slaps emergency tariffs on imports of frozen US beef

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is slapping emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen U.S. beef after shipments surged. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he w...