Nearly 60 percent wary of US pork imports: KMT poll

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 10, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Culture and Communications Committee director-general Alicia Wang speaks during a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Nearly 60 percent of people said the government should postpone plans to allow imports of US pork containing ractopamine due to possible changes in US foreign policy following the US presidential election, a survey released yesterday by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) showed.

The survey asked: “If US President Donald Trump loses the election, some people argue that US foreign policy will be readjusted, and government officials will also be replaced, and that Taiwan should postpone allowing imports of pork treated with ractopamine on Jan. 11 next year. Do you agree or disagree with this view?”

Of the respondents, 57.5 percent agreed with the view, while 19.5 percent disagreed and 23 percent said they did not know, the KMT said.

Tsai on Aug. 28 announced that Taiwan would ease restrictions on imports of US pork containing traces of the animal feed additive, as well as beef from cattle aged 30 months or older. The policy is expected to take effect on Jan. 1.    [FULL  STORY]

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