The value of organic retail products in Taiwan is around $21.9 million according to Agriculture and Agrifood Canada.
Not a big domestic producer, Approximately 70 percent of organic food and beverages sold in Taiwan are imported according to Global Organic Trade.
Consumer Preferences & Channels
A drive towards more natural and environmentally friendly products. Processed products being the most commonly preferred products, due to likely lengthier distribution times which don’t favour more perishable goods.
Health and wellness motivators are rapidly catching on with younger consumers. Concerns with some imported food from the region. Baby food is also very popular with increasing numbers of young families. Main outlets are Leezan, Yogi House and Cotton Land.
On the whole, processing of organic is not common in Taiwan, such products are usually imported.
More speciality stores are selling organic or even dedicated to organic which is growing in popularity.
EU organic is accepted though there is a local regulation. Export certificates are essential for Taiwan. SAC can endorse these free of charge.
Pesticide tests are often requested with a limit of quantification tolerance in some cases.
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