Cherry on top for imports to Taiwan

Updated: 2013-06-14 16:50


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A batch of cherries produced by a company in East China's Shandong province were exported to Taiwan recently, the first time that fruits produced on the mainland have been exported to the Taiwan market, according to a Thursday statement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

The 310 kilograms of cherries were produced by Longkou city-based Shengxing Fruit and Vegetable Co, and passed customs inspection in Taiwan, Shandong’s entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau said on Tuesday.

The export marks a major achievement after a 2010 agreement was reached between quality authorities on either side of the Taiwan Straits on cherry exporting from the mainland to Taiwan.

Most imported cherries available on the Taiwan market come from countries including the United States, Canada and Chile.