Taiwan to export massive cargo of pineapples to Australia in Could
The Taiwan Agriculture Council (COA) introduced that it had reached an settlement to export 6,000 kilograms of pineapple to Australia in Could. The announcement got here after Deputy Agriculture Minister Chen Junne-jih and his Australian counterpart David Hazlehurst held a digital assembly to debate agricultural cooperation.
In accordance with the COA, Taiwan despatched a small check cargo of credited pineapples to Australia in March 2020, after Canberra authorized fruit imports. Now the 2 sides have finalized plans to ship 6,000 kg of Taiwanese pineapple by sea to Australia in Could, together with a smaller quantity by air, the COA stated.
The cope with Australia got here every week after China determined to halt imports of pineapple from Taiwan, saying numerous varieties of mealybugs have been present in a number of shipments final yr.
Taiwan to seek out new markets
The separatist Taiwan Individuals’s Occasion (TPP) on Wednesday pressured the island’s authorities to contemplate a agency response to mainland China’s ban on importing pineapples from the island.
In accordance with an article on globaltimes.cn¸ The TPP occasion caucus in Taiwan’s “Legislative Yuan” urged the island’s ruling authority to discover a resolution and warn the mainland in opposition to utilizing commerce as a political means. Up to now 5 years, beneath the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, the island’s pineapple exports to mainland China have accounted for 90 p.c of its whole fruit exports.
The island of Taiwan joined the WTO in 2001 as a separate customs territory, and its commerce disputes with the mainland that aren’t labeled as ECFA-related points are referred to the dispute settlement mechanism of the WTO.
Taiwan is not going to be overwhelmed by China’s ban on pineapple imports and can rally round its farmers to show the disaster into a chance with new markets and extra gross sales within the nation, President Tsai Ing-wen stated on Wednesday, providing a rebuke provocative in Beijing.
Reuters.com experiences that Tsai, who launched a “pineapple problem” on her social media pages to get Taiwanese to purchase extra fruit, advised reporters their technique was paying off.
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