Forum held on enterprise integrity interactions and legal compliance convenience for people doing traceability of tea leaves, to raise industrial competitiveness and uphold the rights and interests of consumers
On December 27, 2022, the Council of Agriculture (COA) of the Executive Yuan held a forum on enterprise integrity interactions and legal compliance convenience for people doing traceability of tea leaves. The event was opened by remarks made by COA Minister Chi-chung Chen and Ministry of Justice Deputy Minister Pi-Chung Tsai. The aim of this activity was to draw attention to the cross-domain cooperation between the COA and interested parties to strengthen corporate integrity interactions between the public and private sectors and to declare a determination to engage in relevant anti-corruption work in delivering services to enterprises. It also aimed at encouraging the smooth promotion of the system of compulsory traceability for domestically produced tea leaves and the implementation by tea businesses of their corporate responsibility to provide good faith traceability labeling information, in order to raise industrial competitiveness and uphold the rights and interests of consumers.
At the forum there was an “enterprise integrity oath-taking ceremony” in which representatives from various sectors of society including the COA, Ministry of Justice, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office (THPO), Agency Against Corruption, Taipei Tea Merchants Association, Chinese Forest Products Association, National Fishermen’s Association Taiwan, ROC, and R.O.C Federation of Swine Cooperatives took part. Afterwards, there were lectures on special topics delivered by representatives of the Agriculture and Food Agency, tea merchants, and the THPO. Finally, there was a general symposium on legal compliance and convenience for people following tea traceability requirements, in which tea traceability representatives of the Agriculture and Food Agency, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, THPO, Agency Against Corruption, and business community participated. There was face-to-face interaction with tea business people in the hopes of giving everyone a more profound understanding of tea traceability requirements and enterprise integrity, which will have a positive effect on promotion of government policies and development of the industry.