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NT1Million Penalty To Repeat Offenders Of Meat Smuggling In Taiwan

Taiwan have push their restriction to high level by bringing a maximum fine of NT$1,000,000 or around 1.7Million pesos for repeat offenders of meat smuggling. Offenders from country or areas which is affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) are strictly checked.

In a recent amendment by the country which has a fine of maximum of NT300,000 (Php510,000) is not worth since repeated offenders have been caught. Therefore adjustment for a higher fine of NT$1,000,000 will suffice as is passed by the Legislature of Taiwan according to Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ).

For first time offenders will face a fine of NT$200,000 (Php320,000), for second offender a  maximum fine NT$1,000,000  coming from areas with ASF according to the director general of BAPHIQ.

From areas that has reported with avian flu or foot and mouth disease, first offenders will face a fine of NT$30,000 (Php51,000), second offenders at NT$300,000 (Php510,000) and still NT$1million for the third offenders.

As from the non-outbreak area that bring meat illegally will face amount of NT$10,000 (Php17,000) for first time offenders, NT$100,000 (Php170,000) for second offenders and NT$300,000 (Php510,000) for third offenders. All of the mention fines are in effect.


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