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Taipei finds 45 Japanese food items with labeling violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a round of inspections of Japanese food products, the Taipei City Department of Health found 42 items not labeled with their prefecture of origin and three fruit it...

Latest earthquake in Japan will not affect food imports to Taiwan: Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Food imports from Fukushima will not be affected, in principle, by the earthquake that struck the Japanese prefecture Wednesday night (March 16), Cabinet Spokesperson Lo P...

Taiwan bars local governments from banning import of Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by five local governments to ban the sale of food from five regions of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are unconstitutional, the central govern...

Japan asks to revive Economic Partnership Committee with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan wants to hold a new meeting of the Economic Partnership Committee (EPC) with Taiwan for the first time in eight years, reports said Friday (Feb. 18). The move was...

Taiwan admittance a likely topic on CPTPP Commission agenda Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top trade negotiator and Minister-without-Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) said that the country is well-prepared to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement...

Taiwan’s Taichung to add radiation detectors following proposed removal of Fukushima food ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government is procuring additional equipment for radiation detection among other measures in the wake of Taiwan's proposed lifting of import restrict...

Taiwan supermarkets to heed consumer demand for Fukushima foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan prepares to lift its ban on Fukushima food imports, retailers and restaurants have demonstrated neutral to conservative attitudes on the issue. China Times re...

Taiwan's KMT condemns end of ban on Fukushima food imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan’s main opposition party, on Tuesday (Feb.8) condemned the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration’s plan to lift the ban on food imports...

Deputy mayor says Fukushima food must be kept separate in Taipei supermarkets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said on Tuesday (Feb. 8) that the city government will require vendors and supermarkets to keep food from Japan’s Fukushima...

Taiwan ends ban on food from nuclear disaster areas of Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government announced Tuesday (Feb. 8) it will officially lift its ban on the import of food from areas of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Dur...

Taiwan ends Fukushima food import ban after 11 years

Taiwan announced on Tuesday that it will lift the ban on imported food from prefectures around the Japanese city of Fukushima that were put in place after the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster. The P...

Legislative Yuan passes Taiwan central government budget on eve of LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan approved the NT$2.27 trillion (US$81.83 billion) central government budget for 2022 on Friday (Jan. 28), the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. Acc...

Taiwanese support for Fukushima food imports up more than 10%: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between September 2020 and January 2022, Taiwanese support for food imports from Fukushima has increased by 10.5%, while opposition has dropped by 10.9%, the Taiwanese Pub...

Taiwan's KMT says public health most important when considering Fukushima food imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Saturday (Jan. 15) commented on the issue of importing food products from Fukushima, Japan, saying the party prioritizes the he...

Japan pledges never to export contaminated food to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 45th Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference held Tuesday morning (Dec.11) focused on Taiwan's ban on Fukushima food products and the country's bid to join ...