EASY DOES IT:The import restriction removal period for Chinese agricultural and aquatic imports might be longer than 15 years, an official familiar with the talks said
Date: Dec 31, 2015
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Lifting the ban on selected Chinese imports of agricultural and aquatic products is a necessary aspect of the negotiation of the cross-strait trade in goods agreement, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said yesterday.
Currently, imports of 615 Chinese agricultural and aquatic products remain banned to protect Taiwan’s agricultural and fishery industries.
Although Beijing hopes Taiwan can lift the ban on all the restricted items, Taipei does not plan to concede, Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) said. [FULL STORY]