2021/10/20  
China cites harmful organisms as reason to ban Taiwanese sugar apple and wax apple (2021/09/19)
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    China cites harmful organisms as reason to ban Taiwanese sugar apple and wax apple (2021/09/19)

    In a surprise announcement, China has declared an import ban on Taiwan's wax apples and sugar apples, citing harmful organisms. This is the second such announcement since its ban on Taiwanese pineapples in February. The Council of Agriculture says no other countries have made such an allegation against Taiwanese fruits; only China would pick a major holiday like the Mid-Autumn Festival to do so. The COA says it will seek formal channels to consult with China, and if there is no response before the end of the month, it will lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization.

    An announcement posted on the website of China's General Administration of Customs states that imports of Taiwan's sugar apple and wax apples will be banned from entering China starting from Sept. 20. The reason of Harmful organisms was given for the suspension. This came out of the blue, and Taiwan's Council of Agriculture is crying foul.

    Chen Chi-chung
    Council of Agriculture minister
    For them to pick a holiday, a day when people are coming together, to notify us this morning that the imports will be suspended the next day, of course, from the perspective of the Council of Agriculture, we find it completely unacceptable.

    Just this February, China banned the import of Taiwanese pineapples, citing the presence of scaled insects inside the fruit. The COA said the current action by the Chinese is not surprising.

    Chen Chi-chung
    Council of Agriculture minister
    Our sugar apples and wax apples are sold to other countries, but China is the only country that notified us of not meeting the standard for scaled insects. How would other countries handle this? They wouldn't just call it failure to meet the standard and suspend the trade. They would fumigate the fruit, because you can see the insects on the surface, and that's that. The trade continues. Because our pineapples were banned by China back in February, the COA was ready for this one, since we knew that our sugar apples and wax apples would be next.

    To protect local farmers, the COA activated a NT$1 billion special fund to help sustain a balance between production and consumption. In addition to increasing domestic consumption and adjust the harvest periods, the money will go toward food processing costs so that prices can be propped up.

    According to statistics, Taiwan's wax apples and sugar apples are mostly exported to China, which receives 20% of the annual production of sugar apples and less than 10% of wax apples. The COA is confident that the crisis can be resolved just like the pineapple crisis.

    Chen Chi-chung
    Council of Agriculture minister
    All the fruits that rely on a single market, like pineapples that used to be, if we then take care of the sugar apple and wax apple, and then deal with the citrus fruits, then we don't have to worry about factors other than the professional issues that might trouble the development of Taiwan's agriculture in the future.

    The Council of Agriculture stated that it will request consultations with China through formal channels. If there is no response before the end of the month, it will lodge a complaint with the WTO in October.

    中文 Chinese  
    又是介殼蟲? 中國宣布禁台灣"釋迦.蓮霧"輸入

    繼二月禁止鳳梨進口後,中國再度打壓台灣農產品,宣布從明天開始,禁止台灣蓮霧和釋迦進口中國。農委會強調,台灣出口到其他國家都沒問題,只有中國採取這種方式,還刻意挑中秋節,充滿政治意涵,農委會已經準備好,比照鳳梨事件,啟動10億專案經費幫助農民,若月底前中國不改善,也會到WTO提出控訴。

    中國海關總署官網上宣布,暫停台灣釋迦和蓮霧輸入中國,中國指稱因為檢疫出有害生物,從9月20日起暫停輸入,突如其來的舉動,讓我國農委會直搖頭。

    [[農委會主委 陳吉仲]]
    “選擇這樣一個假日,大家一起團圓的日子,而且今天早上通知,隔天就暫停輸入,這樣的一個動作,我們認為,站在我們農業委員會的角度,當然完全無法接受。”

    今年二月,中國才聲稱台灣鳳梨有介殼蟲,禁止輸入,農委會表示,中國這次的舉動在意料之中。

    [[農委會主委 陳吉仲]]
    “釋迦、蓮霧我們也賣到其他的國家,介殼蟲不合格率的,就只有中國這邊有通報,其他國家怎麼處理?他不是當所謂的不合格、直接終止貿易,他是在進入當地的輸入國以後,直接燻蒸,因為牠在外表就看得到,就結束了,就繼續貿易了。在二月的時候,被對岸用鳳梨暫停輸入,農委會這邊就已經準備好,因為我們就知道,接下來我們的釋迦,我們的蓮霧就會遇到這樣的情形。”

    保護農民心血,農委會啟動十億專案經費處理產銷調節,除了增加內外銷、調節產期,也幫忙進行加工,要撐住產地價格。

    根據統計,台灣蓮霧和釋迦出口都以銷往中國為主,出口到中國的釋迦,約佔年產量的20%,蓮霧則僅占總產量不到10%,但農委會有信心,可以像鳳梨一樣,化解危機。

    [[農委會主委 陳吉仲]]
    “我們所有倚賴單一市場的,鳳梨拿掉以後,接下來如果把釋迦蓮霧也處理,接下來再把柑橘處理,其實我們後續就不用擔心所謂的專業以外的因素,來困擾台灣農業的發展。”

    農委會表示,將循正式管道向中國要求諮商,如月底前沒有回應,10月向WTO提出控訴。
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