ON THE LIST: The World Organisation for Animal Health on Wednesday listed Myanmar as the seventh Asian nation to be facing an African swine fever outbreak
Date: Aug 16, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The fine for bringing pork products from Myanmar has been raised to NT$200,000 (US$6,368), after an outbreak of African swine fever was reported in the Southeast Asian nation, the Council of Agriculture announced on Wednesday.
Myanmar is the seventh Asian country to be affected by the disease, following China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea and Laos, the council said.
The new fine went into effect yesterday, a day after the World Organisation for Animal Health listed Myanmar as a country with an outbreak of African swine fever, council Deputy Minister Huang Chin-cheng (黃金城) said.
The fine for attempting to bring pork products from Myanmar was increased from NT$30,000 to NT$200,000 for first-time offenders, while repeat offenders are to face a fine of NT$1 million, the council said. [FULL STORY]