China’s recent ban on pineapple imports from Taiwan provides an occasion for policymakers to rethink the island’s dependence on the Chinese market for agricultural exports. In late February, just as Taiwan’s pineapple season was set to begin, China’s General Administration of Customs announced that it would suspend the import of Taiwanese pineapples beginning March 1….

Current regulations have the effect of discouraging imports. Taiwan last year imported US$27.6 million worth of organic foods and beverages, making it one of the largest markets in that category in the region. Despite what is considered to be strong market potential, however, import growth is expected to slow in the years ahead due to…

When AmCham Taipei committees met with government regulators on February 26 in the third quarterly meeting convened by the National Development Council (NDC) to discuss unresolved issues from the Chamber’s Taiwan White Paper, one additional item was included in the agenda. Although the issue arose following publication of the 2017 White Paper, it was considered…