UNITED KINGDOM, London. Pork processors and exporters from the UK have arrived in Taiwan as part of a three-day mission to explore this new market.
Eight delegates from the UK will spend their time in Taiwan visiting local retailers and meeting with leading importers and supply chain distributors to gain valuable insight into future opportunities for pig meat.
Organised by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the visit to Taipei follows an announcement in September that Taiwan had granted access to UK pork imports for the first time.
It followed a detailed process of inspections and negotiations led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) alongside AHDB, the UK Export Certification Partnership (UKECP) and others.
With a population of more than 23 mill. people and some of the highest rates of meat consumption per capita in Asia, Taiwan offers a number of opportunities for the UK pork industry.