August 16, 2022


Taiwan warns against bringing in pork from areas hit by ASF



Taiwan's National Immigration Agency repeated a call on August 14 for people not to bring pork into the country from areas affected by African swine fever (ASF), citing an increased number of contraventions by foreign nationals over the past two months.


So far, four migrant workers and one foreign businessperson were stopped at airports over the past two months for arriving in Taiwan with illegal pork products, the agency said in a statement.


Anyone caught bringing or mailing pork products into Taiwan from areas affected by ASF could face a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$33,308), as does anyone receiving such packages, the agency said.


There are 72 high-risk areas affected by ASF, with these areas mostly in Africa, Asia and Europe, the Central Emergency Operation Center said, adding that Taiwan has not had any cases to date.

- Taipei Times

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