As ASF is still going strong worldwide, the Ministry of the Interior mentioned that the authority will continue to strengthen border inspections of overseas parcels and passengers' luggage, as well as the investigation & promotion of “Prevention of African Swine Fever” to restaurant owners. The public is reminded not to bring or receive parcels containing meat products from abroad illegally.
The Ministry of Labor reminds all that the unlawful import of meat products shall be liable to imprisonment of up to 7 years and a fine of up to NT$3,000,000.
Taiwan government is preventing invasion of African swine fever. (Photo / Provided by Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan)
To protect the local stock farming, National Immigration Agency (NIA) has visited 1,710 business owners and urged them not to import or use pork from a questionable place of origin.
At the same time, immigrants entering or leaving Taiwan are also informed about the relevant measures in different languages and via a variety of channels. It is advisable not to bring or send meat products or processed meat products to Taiwan from areas affected by African swine fever such as Thailand, Vietnam, mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and South Korea.
MOI appealed to the public not to bring in or mail pork products to Taiwan. (Photo / Provided by MOI)
If any of the migrant workers have received mailed parcels containing meat products from relatives in the infected zones, forward these items to the animal inspection and quarantine authorities for incineration. Those who violate this law shall be liable to a fine of up to NT$150,000.