Taiwan Reaffirms Position to Ban U.S. Imports of Ractopamine-Pork amid TIFA Negotiations

Taiwan will insist on barring imports of US pork containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the Council of Agriculture said Tuesday. The council said that US pork currently accounts for between 18%-20% of the country’s exports, with the US Department of Agriculture issuing certificates that particular batches do not contain ractopamine residue. The official made the

Mainland China’s Guangxi Region and Taiwan Agree on Agri-Investment Deals Worth US$330 Million

A delegation from south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region left Taiwan on Wednesday [26 February 2014] after reaching six investment agreements worth 2 billion yuan (330 million U.S. Dollars).The contracts involved both cooperation projects and investments by Taiwanese companies in the fields of agriculture, logistics, agri-tourism and food processing, said a statement from the regional

E-Commerce Website Taobao to Sell Taiwanese Mullet Roe to Wealthy Chinese Consumers

Taiwanese mullet roe is targeting high-end Chinese consumers on leading shopping website Taobao with a price tag of 2,000 yuan (US$330) for 450 grams. A Taiwanese delicatessen will be launched on Dec. 12 when the “Taobao Taiwan Pavilion” opens…Full article: WantChinaTimes Dec 2013 Key point Mullet roe, a delicacy produced in Japan and Taiwan, currently

Representatives from the Mainland Visit Agri-Industrial Park in Southern Taiwan

Mainland chief negotiator Chen Deming led a business delegation to visit an agriculture industrial park and a high-tech farm in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung county on Wednesday, the second day of his eight-day trip to the island. Chen, president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), said there are many opportunities for cross-trait

Fujian Province and Taiwan Cohost Agriculture and Flower Expo in Zhangzhou

The 5th Cross-Straits Modern Agricultural Fair & 15th Cross-Straits Flower Expo kicked off in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, on Nov 18 [2013]. Jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the Fujian provincial government, the five-day event aims to deepen cross-Straits exchanges and cooperation in agriculture and horticulture…Full-text article:

Amid Expansion Plans in 30 New Chinese Cities, France’s Carrefour Announces Potential IPO for Taiwanese & Chinese Investments

On 25 June 2013, it was reported that French hypermarket operator Carrefour SA is exploring a sale of its China and Taiwan businesses that would involve either an initial public offering in Hong Kong or putting some of those assets in a tie-up with another company, according to people familiar with the matter…Full-text article: Fresh

China Concerned Over Japanese-Taiwanese Fishery Agreement

Japan and Taiwan concluded a long-awaited fisheries agreement Wednesday in Taipei after officials from both sides formally resumed negotiations for the first time in four years. The deal will allow Taiwanese trawlers to operate in part of Japan’s exclusive economic zone near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, sources close to the