Official: US pork imports will have a limited impact on Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 07 October, 2020
By:Natalie Tso

Pigs in Yunlin County, Taiwan (CNA)

Opening up to imports of US pork containing ractopamine will have a limited impact on Taiwan’s market. That was the word from Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-jung on Wednesday. Chen was speaking at the legislature as Taiwan gets ready to lift its restrictions on US pork imports that contain the leanness-enhancing additive.

Chen said that the four major exporters of US pork don’t use ractopamine. Chen also said that the use of ractopamine in US pork has dropped from about 60-80% in 2012 to only 22%.

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