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WTO to review China's ban on Taiwanese fruit imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — World Trade Organization (WTO) Communications Officer Fernando Puchol confirmed that Taiwan’s specific trade concern (STC) regarding China’s suspension of Taiwa...

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 add NT$50 billion in agricultural exports if CPTPP bid successful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to add NT$50 billion (US$1.8 billion) worth of agricultural exports if allowed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part...

Taiwan fruit exports to markets outside China rise by 137%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China was slapping bans on Taiwanese fruits, ranging from pineapples to wax apples and custard apples, fruit exports to other markets surged by 137% during the first...

Japanese eager to import Taiwanese custard, wax apples after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese consumers, who rarely if ever have eaten Taiwan-grown custard apples and wax apples, are eager to try the fruits now that China has banned them. On Sunday (Sep...

Taiwan's FM condemns 'hostile' fruit import ban from China

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's foreign minister said Sunday that a new tropical fruit import ban by China was a “hostile move”, amid souring relations between the two governments. Chinese c...

Taiwan to pursue severe punishment of animal smugglers in wake of cat culling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislative caucus of the ruling DPP has reached a consensus on imposing heavy penalties on animal smugglers after 154 illegally imported cats were euthanized amid a p...

Taiwan minister defends euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) on Sunday (Aug. 22) defended euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats as a necessary evil. A total of 154 smuggled cats n...

Taiwan’s agriculture minister joins high-level APEC food security discussion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the virtual APEC Food Safety Ministerial Meeting held on Thursday (Aug. 19), Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-hung (陳吉仲) joined discussions on digital food safe...

Taipei Agricultural Products cluster infection grows by 15 more cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster infection involving wholesale markets operated by the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation (TAPMC, 臺北農產運銷公司) grew by 15 cases on Friday (J...

Hong Kong imports of Taiwan pineapples surge 136-fold after China's ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although China banned Taiwanese pineapples in March, Hong Kong imports of the fruit soared 136-fold, surpassing Japan as the largest importer for the month. On Feb. 26,...

Lumpy skin disease detected on Taiwan proper for first time

Beef cattle infected with Lumpy skin disease (LSD) were found on a farm in New Taipei's Linkou District on Thursday (April 15) -- the first time in Taiwan proper, according to the Council of Agric...

Japan’s 7-ELEVEN to sell Taiwanese pineapples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pineapples will soon be available at 7-ELEVEN convenience stores across Japan after a decision by the country’s top fruit distributor to buy 3,000 metric t...

Taiwan orders new cold chain rules after reports of blackened pineapples in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A major Singaporean supermarket chain took Taiwanese pineapples off its shelves last week after consumers found that some had blackened cores, and similar problems were re...

Scenic mountain region in south Taiwan hit by new fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After five days of fires near the scenic Alishan mountain area were extinguished with great difficulty, a new fire has broken out near the starting point of the previous o...