Date: Jan 07, 2016
By: Chen Yu-fu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Loose regulations governing customs, immigration, quarantine and security
(CIQS) procedures for yachts have proven to be a security liability, the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) said yesterday.
TSU caucus convener Lai Chen-chang (賴振昌) criticized the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for dereliction of duty, citing a discrepancy in immigration data from both agencies.
The ministry data showed 97 foreign yachts entered Taiwanese ports from the start of 2014 to the end of last year, Lai said, adding that the NIA data showed 210 vessels, carrying 1,347 individuals, entered the nation. [FULL STORY]