Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Over 100 Taiwanese seafood exporters are presently unable to get permission to ship their merchandise to China, for causes the Taiwanese authorities are nonetheless investigating, the Council of Agriculture (COA) mentioned Thursday.
At a press convention referred to as Thursday night, COA Deputy Minister Chen Junne-jih (陳駿季) mentioned the affected merchandise primarily embrace squid, Pacific saury and fourfinger threadfin.
At present, purposes from over 100 Taiwanese exporters are being held up, whereas just one exporter has been granted approval, Chen mentioned, including that the COA has requested the Taiwan Meals and Drug Administration to make clear the matter with Chinese language authorities.
In accordance with Chen, the problem seems to be associated to firms’ compliance with a brand new customs registration system the Chinese language authorities launched final 12 months, below which exporters had been required to submit crucial paperwork by the top of August.
The COA referred to as the information convention after rumors unfold Thursday a couple of potential Chinese language ban on the import of some or all seafood merchandise from Taiwan.
Since June, China’s Normal Administration of Customs has progressively halted the import of grouper, largehead hairtail and horse mackerel from Taiwan, a ban which was later expanded to incorporate merchandise of a number of Taiwanese meals manufacturers.