The government is redoubling its efforts to keep African swine fever out of Taiwan as the busy Lunar New Year travel season approaches. African swine fever is a disease that does not affect humans, but is fatal to pigs. The disease has spread to a number of Asian countries.
Passengers flying into Taiwan from Indonesia who are caught bringing in pork products will be subject to a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,621), the Central Emergency Operation Center for African swine fever (ASF) said Friday. The announcement came after Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the previous day that an ASF outbreak has taken place in the country's Sumatra Province, according to a weekly report issued that day by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Final selection results announcement for Taiwan team representing Taiwan in the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Young Lions competition sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
To encourage young people from Taiwan to find creative ways to promote Taiwan on the world stage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has teamed up with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s representative organization in Taiwan for the fifth time, in selecting teams from August 27 to December 3 to represent Taiwan as part of the Young Lions film competition at the festival.
At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday, Premier Su Tseng-chang thanked 14 government ministries and agencies for efforts this past year to keep Taiwan free of African swine fever (ASF). In the work of disease control, he reiterated, there is absolutely no room for negligence or oversight.
Efforts by Taiwan’s representative offices around the world in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs helped increase foreign trade and investment in the third quarter of 2019 while strengthening the country’s relationship with its allies and like-minded partners, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dec. 9.
E-commerce operators caught posting or selling non-quarantined meat products will soon be subject to fines of up to NT$150,000 (US$4,921), the Council of Agriculture (COA) warned Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration of Taiwan (TFDA) as a global medical device regulatory leader, has always been an active member of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) contributing towards the international regulatory harmonization of medical device among the AHWP countries.
An African swine fever response drill is scheduled for Christmas Day in Taiwan as part of government efforts to ensure the country maintains maximum vigilance in the face of the ever-present threat from the virus, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Dec. 6.
Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan wrapped up Dec. 4 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners such as the U.S. in advancing sustainable development throughout the region.
The International E-waste Management Network Workshop kicked off Dec. 2 in Bangkok, underscoring the commitment of co-hosts Taiwan and the U.S. to building global capacity while promoting U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.