Date: May 01, 2016
By: Staff Writer, with CNA
Taiwan has no “preset stance” on imports of US pork containing ractopamine, president-elect
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, according to Cabinet spokesman-designate Tung Chen-yuan (童振源).
Tsai made the remarks at the opening of a two-day “consensus-building camp” for the members of the incoming Cabinet in Taipei.
The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Tsai is to be sworn into office on May 20.
Her administration will achieve its goals through communication and negotiation, and during that process, it will consider the development of the domestic pig farming industry, food safety and international standards, Tsai was quoted as saying.
Taiwan will have to finish all preparations first and “whether to open to US pork imports will depend on the results of future negotiations. We do not have a preset stance right now,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]