Over 700 courier shipments in January found with prohibited items

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/25
By: Liu Li-jung and William Yen

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) Over 700 shipments of goods sent to Taiwan through air express companies in January were found by customs officials to contain items not allowed to enter the country, a Customs Administration official said Monday.

The items were detected during a special investigation conducted by the administration in January in two phases as part of an overall effort to keep pork items from countries affected by Asian swine fever (ASF) out of Taiwan.

The campaign has sought to keep ASF, which is lethal to pigs, from harming Taiwan’s pig-farming industry.

It was also targeted at high risk goods, including firearms, illegal drugs and other controlled substances, meat products, counterfeit products and items that have been disguised to avoid tariffs, the Customs Administration said.    [FULL  STORY]

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