The amendments were published last month by the Bureau of Foreign Trade amid an ongoing US-China trade dispute. Domestic businesses have said that the current fines are not high enough to prevent firms from illegally changing their products’ country of origin, they said. The bureau last year began requiring stricter management of certain goods, including solar power products, bicycles, and metal screws and nuts. The bureau has also established a monitoring system for bicycle parts, about which domestic businesses have expressed concern, they said. Since last year, the bureau has been cooperating with customs to remind businesses that goods on which the US has raised tariffs need to fulfill the MIT requirements to receive an MIT certificate of origin, they said.
Source: Taipei Times May 15, 2019 15:56 UTC