17 Sep 2018

Palau to start agricultural imports from Taiwan

1:48 pm on 17 September 2018

Palau will start importing fresh produce from Taiwan for the first time next month, in a breakaway from its reliance on the United States.

Palau flag

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Island Times reported a group from a Taiwanese agricultural products supplier were in Palau last week to showcase products.

Palau's Agriculture Director Fernando Sengebau said an agreement with the supplier was reached in August after working with Taiwan's ambassador to Palau, Harry Tseng.

Most of Palau's agricultural products are imported from the US, but imports from Taiwan will take around 10 days less to arrive.