1 more foreigner denied entry for failing to pay fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another Chinese tourist was barred from entering Taiwan on Sunday for failing to pay off a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,510) for attempted meat smuggling from an African swine feve...

Chinese tourist denied entry for failing to pay NT$200,000 fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese tourist who took a transit flight from Hong Kong to arrive at the Kaohsiung International Airport on Friday, Jan. 25, was found to be carrying a ham product without a ...

Taiwan mulls expanded customs measures against African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese authorities will consider expanding customs measures at airports to ensure banned meat products do not enter Taiwan, reported CNA. The Council of Agriculture ...

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,...

2 more Chinese tourists fined for bringing meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid ramped up efforts by Taiwanese customs to restrict meat products from entering Taiwan, two more Chinese tourists were nabbed with contraband meat on Dec. 22, reported...

Chinese tourist shocked by NT$200,000 fine for bringing meat snacks into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese female tourist was shocked to find out that she is being fined NT$200,000 (US$6,500) for bringing 1.2 kilograms of meat snacks from China into the Taiwan last night (...

Chinese woman cries after being fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 55-year-old Chinese woman cried after being fined NT$200,000 (US$6,500) last night (Dec. 21) after being caught by Customs officers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airpor...

Taiwan wants to ban pork on flights from areas affected by African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a passenger complained that only a pork meal was available on a flight from Hong Kong to Taiwan, a legislator on Thursday proposed an immediate ban on the practice. The...

Taipei releases posters in multiple languages warning against smuggling meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to better educate immigrants, foreign residents, and tourists about the steps to take to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Taiwan, two Taipei City gov...

Taiwan's beefed up NT$200,000 penalty for meat smuggling kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's beefed up penalties for meat smuggling kick in today, including an NT$200,000 (NT$6,489) fine for first-time offenders and an NT$1 million fine for repeat offender...

Taiwan approves NT$1 million maximum fine for meat smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Amid fears of African swine fever spreading from China, the maximum fine for smuggling banned meat products into the country has been raised to NT$1 million (US$32,400) accordin...

Meat smuggling fine raised to NT$300,000 to prevent spread of African swine fever to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) or hoof-and-mouth disease to Taiwan, the Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 8) passed a draft amendment to the Statute for...

Amid swine fever fears, Taiwan to crack down on meat smuggling from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid fears of an epidemic of African swine fever spreading from China, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday it had found 292 instances of people smuggling meat, in...