As the number of travelers illegally bringing meat products from overseas has increased, the maximum fine is to be raised from NT$15,000 to NT$300,000, the bureau said, adding that it hopes this would be a greater deterrent against smuggling. The virus has been spreading rapidly across China since the outbreak was first reported on Aug. 3. The bureau said the swine disease has spread to 14 provinces, cities and districts in China. From Oct. 18 to Sunday, 122 cases involving smuggled meat products were reported by customs officers, of which 71 came from China, bureau statistics showed. The draft amendment is to be forwarded to the Legislative Yuan for approval, the bureau said.
Source: Taipei Times November 06, 2018 15:56 UTC