Australian eggs will soon be on the plates of Taiwanese families, with the first consignment of Australian fresh eggs cleared this week in Taiwan.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, said the opening of the new market is an important step forward in strengthening the Australian egg industry’s presence in the international market.
Australian Sunny Queen Pty Ltd exported the first shipment of more than 21,000 eggs to Taiwan.
“My department has worked closely with Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine to make this possible,” Mr Joyce said.
“We now have bilaterally agreed certification for Australian eggs and egg products exported to Taiwan.
“I would also like to both thank and congratulate Sunny Queen Australia, who have also been working closely with Austrade and their Taiwanese importer to progress this trade.
Mr Joyce said the shipment lays the foundation for new export opportunities for the egg industry.
“Our egg industry is worth $700 million to the Australian economy,” he said.
“I hope to see Taiwan become one of our key egg and egg product export markets, alongside Singapore and Hong Kong.”
Sunny Queen Australia's Managing Director John O'Hara said the shipment is a promising start in a region rich in potential for export opportunity.
“We have a strong focus on innovation in our business, with a team focussed on developing innovative new egg products and meal solutions that deliver on quality, convenience and importantly, food safety,” Mr O’Hara said.
“We believe that this first shipment to Taiwan is just the start of an exciting new direction for our business.”
Sunny Queen Australia would continue to work closely with Mr Joyce’s Department to drive future growth.