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China urgently suspends imports of Taiwan pineapples which accounts for 97% of its total exports

Fresh Pineapple
China
Taiwan
Published Feb 28, 2021

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On February 26, the General Administration of Customs issued a notice on the suspension of imports of Taiwanese pineapples on its government website, which will be implemented next month. Regarding this latest policy, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, stated in a reporter’s question on the 26th: "Since 2020, mainland customs has repeatedly intercepted quarantine pests from pineapples imported from Taiwan to the mainland. Once these pests are introduced, they will pose a serious threat to mainland agricultural production and ecological security. To prevent plant epidemic risks at the source , The General Administration of Customs has decided to suspend the import of pineapples from Taiwan to the mainland from March 1, 2021. This is a normal biosafety precaution measure, scientific and reasonable, and in compliance with relevant mainland laws, regulations and standards.” Currently Taiwan’s access to mainland China includes fruits Pineapple, bananas, leaves, sugar apples, papaya, papaya, star fruit, guava, mango, dragon fruit, grapefruit, grapefruit, lemon, etc. Taiwan pineapple, also known as pineapple, is not high in production, but the taste is very good, and it is coming The more popular it is in the Chinese market. In recent years, pineapples have become the most important fruit exported from Taiwan to the mainland. In 2019, the export volume reached a new high, reaching about 51,112 tons, accounting for 97% of its total exports. Due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the mainland has raised the drug inspection standards for Taiwan pineapples, and the export volume has declined, about 40,124 tons. The pineapple varieties produced in Taiwan, China are mainly golden diamonds and milk pineapples, and the market price is relatively high.

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On February 26, the General Administration of Customs issued a notice on the suspension of imports of Taiwanese pineapples on its government website, which will be implemented next month. Regarding this latest policy, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, stated in a reporter’s question on the 26th: "Since 2020, mainland customs has repeatedly intercepted quarantine pests from pineapples imported from Taiwan to the mainland. Once these pests are introduced, they will pose a serious threat to mainland agricultural production and ecological security. To prevent plant epidemic risks at the source , The General Administration of Customs has decided to suspend the import of pineapples from Taiwan to the mainland from March 1, 2021. This is a normal biosafety precaution measure, scientific and reasonable, and in compliance with relevant mainland laws, regulations and standards.” Currently Taiwan’s access to mainland China includes fruits ...
Source: Guojiguoshu
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