Government called ‘domineering’ on US pork imports

NEWS CONFERENCE: The administration is ignoring local governments’ right to autonomy as well as blocking legislative action, Alicia Wang said

Taipei Time
Date: Oct 30, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday criticized what it said was the government’s “domineering” stance on the importation of pork products containing traces of the animal feed additive ractopamine.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Aug. 28 announced that the government would ease restrictions on imports of US pork containing the leanness-enhancing drug, as well as beef from cattle aged 30 months or older.

The policy is expected to take effect on Jan. 1.

“To ensure that US pork with leanness-enhancing agents can successfully come to Taiwan on Jan. 1, the entire Tsai administration is now blocking everything,” KMT Culture and Communications Committee chairwoman Alicia Wang (王育敏) told a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Taipei.    [FULL  STORY]

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