Radio Taiwan International
Date: 03 September, 2020
By: John Van Trieste
The Tsai administration has announced that beginning next year, Taiwan will allow the import of pork containing the leanness-enhancing additive ractopamine, an additive commonly found in pork from the US. The administration also says that from next year, Taiwan will lift a ban on US beef from cattle over 30 months old, a ban put in place over concerns about mad cow disease.
These policy changes remove a major stumbling block in Taiwan’s trade relations with the US, but have seen a backlash from pig farmers and from the opposition KMT.
On Thursday, Su addressed lawmakers about the planned policy changes towards imports of US meat products. [FULL STORY]