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Taiwan prepares to import 7 farm workers from Thailand

Preparations are underway to import farm workers from overseas for the first time, reports said Wednesday (December 18).

Earlier this year, the government decided to allow the importation of foreign workers to address shortages in Taiwan’s agriculture sector. While the program moved forward slowly due to doubts from the labor-exporting countries, a consensus has now been reached with Thailand and the Philippines, UDN reported.

A total of 14 Taiwanese agriculture-related businesses applied to employ foreign workers, and six of those received permission to import 45 farm workers, according to the Ministry of Labor’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA). Three other companies wanted to employ foreigners already working in Taiwan in other sectors.

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