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Keelung Customs Busts a Large Amount of Unsafe Chemical Pesticide

56413341671.jpgKeelung Customs intercepted 5,350 kilos and 2000 liters of non-approved unsafe chemical pesticides at a container yard in the Port of Keelung on May 21, 2015. The shipment declared as 5,850 kilos of chemical pesticides including Carbendazim 50% WP, Prochloraz 25% BC, etc. were imported by a trading company in New Taipei City. However, when conducting physical examination, the Customs examiner was surprised to find that only 1,500 kilos of the imported goods were identical to what had been declared, and 5,350 kilos and 2000 liters of non-approved unsafe chemical pesticides originated from India and Vietnam were concealed in the shipment. The illicit goods valued at about NT$3 million (US$100,000) have been confiscated by the Customs.

Keelung Customs stressed that as importation of counterfeit, substandard, and other non-approved, unsafe chemical pesticides is a lucrative business and it can pose a serious threat to public health and ecology, the Customs will continue to step up efforts to crack down on this illicit practice, so as to safeguard its nationals' health.

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  • Publish Date:2015-06-04
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