Three independent lawmakers, who are usually the KMT’s allies, were absent.
The Executive Yuan on Wednesday decided not to restrict US beef imports for the time being as it is waiting for an epidemiology study on the case and observing how other countries respond. It vowed to take appropriate action once all the necessary information had been received.
KMT Legislator Wu Yu-sheng (吳育昇) said the policy was the same as that adopted by the Democratic Progressive Party government in response to a case of mad cow disease in the US in 2006, in accordance with procedures recognized by the WTO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and that was in step with South Korea and Japan.
American Institute in Taiwan spokesperson Christopher Kavanagh said yesterday that the US government was providing updated information on the case every day and that it would share the results of the epidemiology study once it has been completed.