Taiwan fines traveller for bringing in Chinese mooncakes with pork amid swine fever fears

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TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG) - If you are thinking of bringing mooncakes from China to Taiwan for the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival next week, it could cost you more than US$6,000 (S$8,300).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

TAIPEI - If you are thinking of bringing mooncakes from China to Taiwan for the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival next week, it could cost you more than US$6,000 .

Taiwan's government has strengthened border checks running up to the holiday on Sept 13, traditionally celebrated by eating the pastry that is filled with a wide ranging of sweet and savoury stuffings, including pork. The case bumps moon cake-related violations since Aug 1 to more than a dozen, according to statistics from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine under the Council of Agriculture.

 

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