China lifts ban on import of Taiwanese grouper

Published Dec 29, 2023

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Taiwanese industry representatives visited China and gained approval to resume sea bass exports, with China expressing willingness to assist in resuming imports of Taiwan's agricultural and fishing products. However, Taiwan's Ministry of Agriculture accused China of being politically selective in allowing some companies to resume exports while seeking to divide Taiwanese fishermen. The tensions between the two countries have escalated, with Taiwan accusing China of economic coercion and election interference ahead of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections on January 13.
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China's Taiwan Affairs Administration said Taiwanese industry representatives visited China and provided new information so approved companies can now resume sea bass exports. "We are willing to work together with relevant parties on the island to continue to assist in the resumption of imports of Taiwan's agricultural and fishing products to the mainland," said a statement carried by China's official Xinhua News Agency. However, Taiwan's Ministry of Agriculture said China was being politically selective in deciding which Taiwanese companies could resume grouper exports and was seeking to "divide Taiwanese fishermen." “During the process, they did not consult us or inform us about the scientific conditions of the quarantine, leaving Taiwan's industry with a lack of consistent market rules to follow,” the ministry said in a statement. China has already eased some import bans on Taiwanese pineapples and apples it had imposed, citing concerns about pests. Taiwan on Thursday accused ...
Source: Fishretail
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