Taiwan agricultural exports hit record high in 2018
2019-02-22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan saw its agricultural exports soar to US$5.47 billion in 2018, marking the highest in two decades, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Thursday after receiving a briefing on the country’s policy to promote agricultural produce.

According to Su, Taiwan’s exports to China also achieved a record high of US$1.27 billion in 2018, posting 23 percent growth, while the government continues its efforts to boost exports in emerging markets, including Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Russia.

A task force will be established to promote Taiwan’s agricultural and aquatic products under the auspices of the Council of Agriculture. The government seeks to promote the products by employing a “Team Taiwan” concept amid stiff competition in the global market, Su noted.

The new platform will spearhead measures to improve the quality of export goods, involving sound production planning, a product grading system, and ensuring improved cold chain logistics.

Action will also be adopted to incorporate resources conducive to business networking, which benefits both the country’s farmers, traders, and exporters. Equally important is the need to implement an alert mechanism regarding the produce supply, so as to prevent any supply-demand imbalance in the agricultural industry.

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