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Taichung Customs Reminds that any Import of Pork Relative Produce from China is Forbidden

About 20 years ago, the animal-borne foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) severely attacked Taiwan and almost destroied our domestic pork industry. After years of hard work and effort finally the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognized Taiwan as FMD-free in 2018, just a few months ago.

 

However, an outbreak of African swine fever just happened in Mainland China. As China struggles to halt spread of it, our government is enforcing border security to prevent from spread of African swine fever into Taiwan so as to protect our pork industry. Although Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) recently raised fines for bringing Chinese pork into Taiwan, cases of overseas meat seizures are still being reported occasionally.

 

Taichung Customs indicated that seizure of smuggled agricultural products from China is one of Customs' top priority tasks. As African swine fever broke out worldwide and Chinese New Year is upcoming, Customs is on full force nowadays due to the potential market demand. Taichung Customs also reminds travelers and importers not to import or bring any Chinese Pork to Taiwan. Law enforcement takes no holidays.

  • Publish Date:2019-01-24
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