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Export Foods Shall Comply with the Domestic and the Destination Country’s Regulations

  • Data Source:Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Created:2022-12-01
  • Last Updated:2022-12-01

Taiwan central competent authorities are maintaining effective communication with the other respective overseas units, and continually expanding the market access for Taiwan food products. To enhance the management of food business operators in Taiwan, the Ministry of Health and Welfare published a Notice of Amendment to the draft “Categories and Scales of Food Businesses Subject to Compulsory Registration and Dates of Implementation” on October 6th 2022, export businesses that have licenses of factory registration, business registration, company registration, tax registration, or those who have obtained a license of primary agricultural products processing yard shall complete the compulsory food enterprise registration. This regulation will be implemented from July 1st 2023.

The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) reminds export businesses that all products made in Taiwan shall comply with the “Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.” Export businesses shall also be responsible for managing the exported food to ensure compliance with the relevant regulations of the destination country. Additionally, food business operators shall implement self-management to ensure their food safety and sanitation has been in accordance with “Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.” Further information regarding Taiwan food safety and sanitation regulations could be accessed through the TFDA’s website ( Furthermore, the TFDA has also established a Food Export System ( with more detailed food export information.

Taiwan food business operators are expected to constantly enhance their self-management to improve the competitiveness of food products in the global market.