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China halts seafood imports from Taiwanese firm as trade spat grows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) on Wednesday (June 15) defended the decision to halt aquatic imports from a Taiwanese business in an es...

Taiwan introduces sorghum liquor and whiskey scented tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Agricultural authorities in Taiwan on Monday (May 30) unveiled four new types of liquor-scented tea leaves touted as having preserved the flavor of the spirits minus the a...

Taiwanese atemoyas reach Singapore amid promotional effort

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Frozen Taiwan-grown pineapple sugar apples, or atemoyas, arrived in Singapore on Monday (April 18) for the first time as the country ramps up efforts to find other markets...

First Taiwanese atemoyas arrive in Japan after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first shipment of Taiwan-cultivated pineapple sugar apples, or atemoyas, arrived in Japan on Tuesday (March 15) as Taiwan gears up its campaign to promote the fruit ov...

Taiwan bans frozen sugar apples from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has extended a ban on the import of fresh sugar apples from China to cover the fruit in frozen form, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 18). China slapped a ban on pinea...

China slaps import ban on live grouper fish from 2 Taiwan farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has stopped importing live grouper fish from two farms in Taiwan after excessive levels of banned drugs were found inside the animals, reports said Friday (Dec. 7). ...

Taiwan sends honey oranges, pineapple sugar apples to Singapore for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is making up for a Chinese ban on its pineapple sugar apples imposed last year by exporting more of them as well as ponkan (Chinese honey oranges) to Singapore ahea...

Taitung and Japan discuss quarantine and inspection procedures as well as marketability challenges for Taitung’s pineapple sugar apples

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 October 2021 - China's import ban on sugar apples, announced on 9/20, severely impacted Taitung's agricultural community. Every year, Taitung exports around 15,...

Taiwan fresh fruit exports to China have dropped by half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following bans and new regulations by Beijing, fresh fruit exports from Taiwan to China have fallen by half, and could drop further, Council of Agriculture Minister Chen C...

Taiwan to take China fruit ban to WTO in mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will take China’s import ban on three types of Taiwan fruit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a ruling in mid-October, the Council of Agriculture (COA...

Taiwan pitches ‘luxury fruit’ in Japan in wake of China’s ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan promoted its sugar apples at an event in Japan on Friday (Sept. 24) following the recent Chinese ban of the fruit. China hit Taiwan’s agricultural sector w...

Taiwan makes 9 failed requests to negotiate China’s fruit ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has ignored nine attempts by Taiwan to resolve the dispute over its arbitrary import ban on Taiwan’s fruits, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said on Thursda...

Mainland Affairs Council blasts China's ban on Taiwan wax, sugar apples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Sunday (Sept. 19) expressed strong dissatisfaction with China’s decision to stop importing Taiwanese sugar and wax a...

China to halt shipments of sugar apples, wax apples from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The General Administration of Customs of China issued a notice on Sunday (Sept. 19) stating that it will stop all imports of sugar apples and wax apples from Taiwan after ...

Taiwan diversifies fruit export markets away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has sought to expand its fruit exports to more countries in a market diversification bid that aims to reduce its reliance on the Chinese market. Amid the fallout...