Taiwan suppliers gain approval to export seafood to Saudi Arabia

Taipei,  Twenty-three establishments in Taiwan have obtained approval to export seafood products to Saudi Arabia, which imposed regulations on food imports in 2018, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

Liao Hui-lin (廖慧琳), who heads the FDA’s Division of Food Safety, said the 23 Taiwanese companies gained approval from the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on Nov. 29.

The full list of the 23 companies can be found in this link: https://www.sfda.gov.sa/sites/default/files/2020-11/Taiwan-fish.pdf

Prior to 2018, international seafood suppliers were able to access the Saudi market without requiring government approval, but that changed after the country introduced new food safety regulations that applied to imported products, Liao said.

Since then, exporters wishing to supply food products to the Saudi market have been required to apply for approval from the SFDA, she said.

The Taiwan government will continue to provide assistance to local suppliers interested in exporting seafood to the Middle Eastern country, Liao said.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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