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What is it about taking pork to South Korea and getting fined 60000 yuan? Why is it fined?

On May 28, according to the website of the Chinese Embassy in South Korea, in order to prevent the influx of swine fever in Africa. South Korea has imposed heavy penalties on those who illegally carry livestock products since June 1, with a maximum fine of 10 million won (about 60000 yuan). China's embassy in South Korea warned: do not bring cattle, sheep, pork, sausage, milk and other products, so as not to affect the entry. How much will be fined for taking pork to Korea?

Take pork: 5 million won (about 30000 yuan) for the first time, 7.5 million won (about 45000 yuan) for the second time and 10 million won (about 60000 yuan) for the third time. Take other meat products: 1 million won (about 6000 yuan) for the first time, 3 million won (18000 yuan) for the second time and 5 million won (about 30000 yuan) for the third time.

In the leaflet of the Ministry of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and Quarantine of South Korea, the reporter noted that in addition to meat and meat processing products, dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, eggs, egg powder and egg processing products, animal products such as antler and feather, pet feed, snacks and nutritious agents were also included in the restricted items.

The Chinese Embassy in South Korea said recently Chinese citizens have been punished for illegally bringing meat products into the country. The embassy reminds Chinese citizens in South Korea to strictly abide by the regulations on the carrying of imported goods in South Korea, and not to carry meat, meat products, eggs and dairy products such as beef, lamb, pork, sausage, sausage, dumplings, preserved meat, plate ribs, duck neck, eggs and milk, so as not to affect the entry and stay in South Korea.

Since February 2019, the governments of Thailand, Japan and other countries have issued reminders to prohibit the entry of meat products. The Thai government has imposed a fine of up to 200000 baht (about 45000 yuan) or two years' imprisonment, or both, on the violator if he brings meat products into the country. On the Japanese side, in addition to the Spring Festival ban on carrying meat products abroad, the animal and plant quarantine office of Japan's Ministry of agriculture, forestry and Fisheries also announced that since April 22 this year, passengers carrying animal products into Japan without active declaration were seized, and will be fined up to 1 million yen (about 65000 yuan) or three years' imprisonment.

In addition, the Canadian Border Service stipulates that no one is allowed to bring any meat products into Canada. In case of violating the regulations, he may face a fine of up to 1300 Canadian dollars (about 7000 yuan), or even be prosecuted. The Australian government has also issued a new deal, which stipulates that from April 17, 2019, customs officers have the right to cancel their visiting visas directly according to their seriousness, as well as the impact and consequences on the incoming passengers, for visitors who enter Australia with prohibited articles and try to evade the inspection of the border inspection staff. What is more serious is that once the visa is cancelled for such reasons, it is not allowed to apply for an Australian visa again for three years. Before that, Australian airport security inspectors generally imposed fines on passengers carrying contraband.