REMOVING BARRIERS: The government would establish mechanisms to trace the source of pork and beef, and set up a NT$10 billion fund to support local hog farmers
Date: Sep 08, 2020
By: Dennis Xie / Staff writer, with CNA
The public’s preference for local pork would make it competitive against US pork, despite the latter being cheaper, Su told reporters, citing data showing that Taiwanese consume more local pork than imported pork.
The local pork market has a self-sufficiency rate of more than 90 percent, the data showed.
As a nation that thrives on commerce, Taiwan must find ways to overcome trade barriers and conduct business with other countries to grow its economy, Su added. [FULL STORY]