Taitung and Japan discuss quarantine and inspection procedures as well as marketability challenges for Taitung’s pineapple sugar apples


TAITUNG, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 28 October 2021 – China’s import ban on sugar apples, announced on 9/20, severely impacted Taitung’s agricultural community. Every year, Taitung exports around 15,000 metric tons of sugar apple, which accounts for 95% of national exports. China’s announcement coincided with a Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Kaohsiung Office visit to Taitung. Taitung County Government Secretary-General Lu Xie-chang chaired a meeting with the Taitung County Government Agriculture Department, other relevant county government departments and members of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Kaohsiung Office. During the meeting, those present discussed the market potential for pineapple sugar apples in Japan, quarantine regulations and other pertinent protocols.