Taiwan Reaffirms Position to Ban U.S. Imports of Ractopamine-Pork amid TIFA Negotiations

Taiwan will insist on barring imports of US pork containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the Council of Agriculture said Tuesday. The council said that US pork currently accounts for between 18%-20% of the country’s exports, with the US Department of Agriculture issuing certificates that particular batches do not contain ractopamine residue. The official made the

In Run-up to Meeting with Top U.S. Representative, Taiwan Vows to Maintain Ban on Pork Containing Ractopamine

The issue of U.S. pork imports is more complicated and challenging than the beef one, opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang said Saturday, advising the authorities to handle the issue prudently. The government has assured the people again and again that it will handle the two issues separately, Su said while answering reporters’ questions