Policies

The Mid-term Agricultural Program of the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (2013-2016)
Building A Modern Golden Agricultural Corridor 2014-12-18
Council of Agriculture Fiscal 2012 year-end press conference Achievements and Prospects
Free Economic Pilot Zones—Value-Added Agricultural Processing 2014-07-14
Transforming Taiwan’s Agriculture from Traditional to a Modern One 2015-01-28
“Small Landlords, Big Tenants” Policy 2014-12-18
Amendment of Feeds Control Act Stabilizes the Supply of Livestock Feeds 2014-12-30
Improvement on Livestock and Poultry Products Sanitation and Safety Management 2014-12-18
Strengthen Animal Protection and Improve Animal Welfare 2014-12-18
COA's Policies on Attracting Young Generation Farmers and Providing Aged Farmers' Life Care 2014-12-30
Cropping System Adjustment and Farmland Activation Plan 2014-12-18
Taiwan's Organic Agricultural Development Policy and Its Measures 2014-12-30
The Quality Agriculture Development Program and Diversification of Value in Agriculture
Quality Agriculture Development Program
Taiwan: beautiful island of fruit, flowers and farms
Chen Wu-hsiung has a vision of toxin-free Taiwan
“National Fisheries Conference” Closed Successfully, Contributing to Future Fishery Development
Guidelines of Agricultural Policies
Targets for Fiscal Year 2005
Young Farmers' Training Program Young Talents are Welcome to Join the Agricultural Industry 2014-10-24

Free Economic Pilot Zones—Value-Added Agricultural Processing

Date:2014-07-14

The Free Economic Pilot Zones (FEPZs) provide a liberal and convenient business environment to their tenants. FEPZs consists of:
I. The loosening of all restrictions on: the flow of goods, personnel, fiscal policies, foreign investments, tariff adjustments, etc.
II. Improved administrative effectiveness (one-stop window).
The FEPZs phase I came into effect on August 16th, 2013. Phase II will be set in motion following the proclamation of the Special Act for FEPZs. The draft has already been submitted to the Legislative Yuan for review at the end of December, 2013.
Phase I mainly focuses on the current “6 ports + 1 airport” FPZs and the Pingtung Agricultural Biotechnology Park. In phase II, FEPZs can be set up as designated by the central government or under application by local governments.
Target activities in FEPZs are: smart logistics, international healthcare services, value-added agriculture, financial services, and education innovation. Additional activities may be added in the future.
(For more detail on FEPZs please visit: http://www.fepz.org.tw/en_index.aspx)

The Value-Added Agriculture policy allows enterprises in FEPZs to enjoy abundant supply of duty-free domestic and foreign raw materials thanks to the FEPZs’ free and convenient “inside territory, outside customs” business environments, as well as the flexible “shop onsite, factory offsite” business model. The goal is to develop internationally competitive products by integrating Taiwan’s sophisticated agricultural technologies and talents. Investors from Taiwan as well as around the world are welcomed. For more information please call: 886-2-23124012.

Applicable Taiwan agriculture advantages:
I. Quality-agriculture product processing: develop new innovative products which can create new consumer patterns and demands. Increase agricultural product’s added-value and help expand overseas markets.
II. Key technologies and research capabilities such as breeding, cultivation, storage, and transportation: the improvement of agro-products’ easy storage and transportation through key technologies will significantly increase such products’ time and space value, which will elevate the agricultural value chain.
III. Agro-product safety management system: Taiwan has already established important agro-product safety management systems such as traceable agricultural products (TAP), good agricultural practices (GAP), and organic farming, which provide the FEPZs with safe agricultural raw materials.

FEPZ’s phase I puts emphasis on promoting Pingtung Agricultural Biotechnology Park (Official website: http://www.pabp.gov.tw/indextempEng.asp; Tel: 886-8-7622999), which offers state-of-the-art software and hardware, relevant industry and research facility clusters, one-stop window for expedited application, along with other advantages, such as customs clearance services and accessibility.

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