(From Taiwan News)
The Council of Agriculture yesterday announced the lifting of a month-long ban on apple imports from the United States, on condition of strengthened U.S. inspection on its apple exports to Taiwan.
The first shipment of apples that has gone through more stringent U.S. quarantine inspection is expected to arrive in Taiwan within a week at the earliest, said Yeh Ying, chief secretary of the COA's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.
The ban took effect in early November after codling moth larvae were found in a few shipments of apples from California and Washington State. Consequently, Taiwan tightened …