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Keep African Swine Fever Out! Photos - New Southbound Policy

Keep African Swine Fever Out!

Taiwan tightens border inspections against African swine fever

ASF prevention measures strengthened in Kinmen Photos - New Southbound Policy

ASF prevention measures strengthened in Kinmen

Taiwan has strengthened measures for preventing the spread of African swine fever in outlying Kinmen County, and the country as a whole remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Feb. 5.

Enjoy Time Overseas – APO Reminds the Public Not to Bring Back Meat Products from Regions with African Swine Fever Outbreaks

As we approach the Chinese New Year’s holiday starting on 1/23, outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) continue to spread across Asia, with 11 countries declared as outbreak regions including China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Korea, East Timor, and Indonesia.

New benefits for agricultural workers boost industry competitiveness Photos - New Southbound Policy

New benefits for agricultural workers boost industry competitiveness

At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday, Premier Su Tseng-chang said that the government’s agricultural policies over the past three-plus years to improve the well-being of farm workers, establish a robust environment, and boost agricultural competiveness have yielded impressive results.

Holiday travel rush to bring heightened risk of swine fever: Minister Photos - New Southbound Policy

Holiday travel rush to bring heightened risk of swine fever: Minister

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung says that this year’s Lunar New Year travel rush will bring with it a heightened risk of African swine fever reaching Taiwan. That’s because the disease has spread widely in the past year, hitting eleven countries in Asia.

COA reinforces African swine fever prevention measures Photos - New Southbound Policy

COA reinforces African swine fever prevention measures

Additional measures are being implemented to prevent the spread of African swine fever to Taiwan, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Jan. 3.

Travelers fined US$4.5 million in 2019 for bringing pork into Taiwan

Taiwan's government has fined inbound travelers roughly US$4.5 million for bringing in pork products from countries with African swine fever outbreaks since stiffer fines were established for the offense in late 2018.

Executive Yuan announces New Year ASF prevention measures Photos - New Southbound Policy

Executive Yuan announces New Year ASF prevention measures

Taiwan has stepped up efforts for preventing an outbreak of African swine fever ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, as the government continues its commitment to protecting the country’s hog farming industry.

Imports of canned Vietnamese pork products banned Photos - New Southbound Policy

Imports of canned Vietnamese pork products banned

Imports of canned Vietnamese pork products have been banned after a pork liver paste from the Southeast Asian country tested positive for African swine fever virus, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Dec. 25.

Taiwan would ban immediate culling of pigs in swine fever outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan would ban immediate culling of pigs in swine fever outbreak

The agriculture council says that if African swine fever breaks out in Taiwan, the government will impose a ban on the transport and slaughtering of pigs for at least one week. African swine fever does not affect humans but it is fatal to pigs. The disease has spread to 11 Asian countries, following an outbreak in China last August.

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