This Sunday, Taiwan's agricultural authorities said that a notification received by a farmers' group in Kaohsiung from a Chinese trade company suspending one shipment of wax apples is an isolated case. It should have no impact on cross-strait trade in the fruit.
The Liukuei Farmers' Association in Kaohsiung said it received notification from its Chinese trade agent on Sunday suspending a shipment of wax apples to China scheduled for next week. The notification came three days after Taiwan was notified of China's decision to suspend imports of pineapples from the island starting Monday.
In response, Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung said this is the decision of one Chinese trade agent and does not impact cross-strait trade in wax apples.
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