Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...

African Swine Fever detected in Cambodia, travelers to Taiwan with pork face NT$200,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday (April 3) announced the first reported case of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Cambodia and Taiwan's Bureau of ...

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...

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 strengthens protection against African swine fever contagion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to prevent African swine fever disease from spreading throughout Taiwan, Premiere Lai Ching-te (赖清德) on Dec. 17 instructed the Council of Agriculture to establish...

17 passengers fined over weekend for smuggling meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 passengers have been fined for trying to bring meat products into Taiwan since stiffer fines have been put in place, announced the Bureau of Animal and Plant Heal...

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...