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Canada wants produce to benefit from Taiwan's amended food law

2012/04/23 17:42:59

Taipei, April 23 (CNA) The Canadian government has expressed the hope that an amendment to Taiwan's Act Governing Food Sanitation, which would relax the ban on United States beef imports containing residues of leanness-enhancing drugs, will also apply to Canadian products once it is passed, said Taiwan's envoy to Canada Monday.

Canada's government hopes that no differential treatment will be applied concerning the issue, said David Lee at the Legislature.

Meanwhile, a legislative committee's review of the amendment was delayed Monday after opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers boycotted the discussion, as the amendment version submitted by the Cabinet was not on the agenda.

DPP Legislator Pan Men-an said the discussion should not be held without the Cabinet's amendment version, which was agreed upon by all parties after recent negotiations.

The legislative committee has rescheduled the review meeting for April 25-26.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Ann Chen)