Taiwan has no known specific requirements for packaging in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.
For labelling requirements for food and food raw materials, including eggs, are contained in Taiwan’s Act Governing Food and Safety and Sanitation (and its associated enforcement rules).
Current labelling requirements:
- Prior to importation Labelling on all containers and external packaging of food and food raw materials must be in Chinese (traditional Chinese characters); any labelling text in foreign language of the country of origin must be supplementary to the Chinese.
- All labels must specify the product name, weight, volume, or quantity of the product, ingredients and additives, manufacturer, country of origin, expiry and nutritional details.
- If the products are to be re-packaged or processed in Taiwan, then a temporary Chinese labelling exemption can be applied for at the time of submitting an application for Taiwan Food and Drug Administration’s (TFDA’s) import inspection. Chinese labelling must still be applied before the products are sold.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Exporters should contact their importers to ensure they are satisfying all the Taiwanese labelling requirements for exporting egg and egg products.
5.3 Shelf life
Taiwan requires products with a shelf life greater than 3 months may be labelled with the year and month only (the last date of that month shall be the expiry date.
5.4 Use-by date
Taiwan requires of the expiry date shall be decipherable, in the format year, month and day.
5.5 Shipping marks
Taiwan has no known specific requirements for shipping marks in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Eggs and Egg Products) Rules 2021.