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Travelers from Philippines bringing meat to face heavy fines Photos - New Southbound Policy

Travelers from Philippines bringing meat to face heavy fines

Taiwan will begin prohibiting travelers from bringing in any meat products from flights originating in the Philippines. That was the word from the Central Emergency Operation Center for African Swine Fever. The center said Philippine authorities confirmed cases of African swine fever on Monday.

African swine fever now in Philippines

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to four more Asian countries Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to four more Asian countries

Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) All hand luggage brought into Taiwan by passengers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei will be subject to customs checks starting Sept. 6 as part of the government's efforts to prevent African swine fever (ASF), which has spread across Asia, from reaching Taiwan.

Premier Su, 14 ministers thank public’s efforts to protect hog-farming industry Photos - New Southbound Policy

Premier Su, 14 ministers thank public’s efforts to protect hog-farming industry

Premier Su Tseng-chang on Saturday led a delegation of 14 central government ministers and agency heads to take part in an event offering sincere thanks to Taiwan’s pork industry for their hard work in helping to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from invading the country.

Taiwan to expand hand luggage checks to arrivals from Philippines Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan to expand hand luggage checks to arrivals from Philippines

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Passengers arriving at the Taoyuan airport from the Philippines will be subject to hand luggage checks starting Monday, as a precautionary measure against African swine fever (ASF), Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Sunday.

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar Photos - New Southbound Policy

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The fine for bringing pork products into Taiwan from Myanmar has been raised to NT$200,000 (US$6,490) because an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in the Southeast Asian country, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

Three X-ray Machines Added by Kaohsiung Customs to Help Prevent Invasion of ASF Photos - New Southbound Policy

Three X-ray Machines Added by Kaohsiung Customs to Help Prevent Invasion of ASF

In order to prevent the invasion of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (BAPHIQ) and customs have been strengthening border inspection by conducting thorough inspections on carry-on baggage of all air passengers arriving from high risk regions such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau since January 16, 2019.

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to more Southeast Asian nations Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to more Southeast Asian nations

The hand luggage of travelers arriving from Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar is being inspected at seaports and airports across Taiwan as part of an intensifying effort to prevent the entry of African swine fever (ASF), an official said Wednesday.

To prevent the invasion of Foot and Mouth Disease and African Swine Fever, passengers are prohibited from bringing any meat products into R.O.C.(Taiwan)

African Swine Fever Outbreak Information

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