Canadian warship makes rare patrol through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tensions ratchet up between Ottawa and Beijing, a Canadian warship patrolled through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (June 18). Taiwanese netizens on the onlin...

Taiwan imports most pork from Canada, U.S. is No.4 supplier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan imported most of its pork in 2018 from Canada, while insisting it will maintain a ban on the presence of the lean-meat agent ractopamine in pork despite pressure from the...

African Swine Fever in Vietnam spreads to 2 cities, 5 provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus continues to spread through Vietnam, with the disease having struck livestock in seven of the country’s 58 provinces and five spe...

USDA will make trade visit to Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is planning a trade visit to Taiwan in April, which will be headed by the chief of the Foreign Agricultural...

DC think tanks urge Trump admin to pursue US-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two D.C. area think tanks are urging the Trump administration to move forward with negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Feb. 14, the ...

Foreign visitors to Taiwan now denied entry if unable to clear fines for illegal pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign nationals will now be denied entry if they are unable to pay fines for attempting to bring pork products from restricted zones into the country. CNA reports the...

Tsai holds conference to ensure protection against swine fever in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen held a talk with pig farmers and those working in the industry today in Yunlin County (雲林縣) hoping to up preventative measures against the spread of...

Taiwan sends dogs to sniff out swine fever violators at Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The day the maximum fine for smuggling banned meat products into the country was raised to NT$1 million (US$32,400), dogs were patrolling Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to...

Former US diplomats urge Taiwan-US free trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two former U.S. diplomats and a host of experts advocated for greater effort towards signing of a potential Taiwan-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday. Former U.S...

Pork ban an obstacle to potential Taiwan-US trade deal: academics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taiwan’s envoy to APEC Morris Chang (張忠謀) raised the idea of a free trade agreement with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Nov. 17, two academics told CNA a po...

Taiwan APEC envoy to hold talks with Japanese prime minister on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday afternoon, the second and final day of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Taiwan halts pork imports from Japan amid fears of classical swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture announced Saturday it was halting the import of pork and related imports from Japan amid fears of classical swine fever. The attention of foo...

Taiwan one of UK's 'best trading partners' with new opportunities says President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan is one of the U.K.'s “best trading partners” during a visit by U.K. lawmakers on Oct. 2, the Presidential O...

Taiwan allows UK pork imports for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has opened itself to pork imports from the U.K. for the first time, with the first shipment to reach Taiwan over the coming weeks. Pigs slaughtered from August 7...

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...