Data on domestic, imported pork in Taiwan go online

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/04/2021
By Yang Su-min, Chen Chun-hua,
Liang Pei-chi and Chiang Yi-ching

Premier Su Tseng-chang explains the newly launched disclosure website. CNA photo Jan. 4, 2021

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Taiwan's government on Monday began publishing data on the volume of domestic pork on the market and the amount of pork Taiwan imported the previous day, although no imported pork has been recorded so far.

The data is being published on a new government website, and comes as Taiwan opens its market to imports of American pork containing residue of the livestock drug ractopamine.

The controversial policy has been widely seen as an effort by the government to satisfy persistent U.S. demands that Taiwan open its market to meat containing traces of ractopamine before there can be negotiations on a bilateral trade deal.

Currently, the website is only available in Chinese. It is updated on regular workdays at 11 a.m. and shows data collected from the previous day.    [FULL  STORY]

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