Food and Drug Administration
2014 Cross-Strait High-level Meeting for Medical and Medicinal Product Safety Management and
Research and Development Work Group
Policies and Outcomes
1. Institutionalization of Meetings
(1) Food Products
According to the Cross-strait Agreement on Food Safety, TFDA has held two meetings with experts
from competent authorities of Mainland China in 2014:
Eighth Expert Meeting of Cross-Strait Food Safety Competent Authorities
was held in
Kaohsiung, Taiwan with the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the Mainland
China on 19 May 2014 to discuss topics that include the implementation status of agreement
clauses, management progress and measures for plasticizers, and key revisions made to food
safety regulations on both sides. Both sides agreed to use the platform of the Expert Meeting of
Cross-Strait Food Safety Competent Authorities, and continue to exchange the latest versions of
amended laws and regulations, in order to strengthen the standards of food safety management
on both sides of the Strait.
Fifth Import and Export Food Safety Meeting for the Cross-Strait Food Safety
was held in Taichung, Taiwan during 9-10 July 2014 with the General Administration of Quality
Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of Mainland China (AQSIQ) to discuss various topics that
improved cross-Strait notification for food safety incidents and nonconforming product
identified at the borders, cross-Strait food safety management systems, management of imported
aquacultural products from Taiwan, and testing and monitoring of vegetable oils.
Both sides agreed
to continue their collaboration on regarding food safety border management systems, and promote
mechanisms for real-time information exchange and recognition.
(2) Medicinal Products
After entering into the
Cross-Strait Cooperation Agreement on Medicine and Public Health
in 2014 (Figure 9-6), Medical and Medicinal Products Safety Management and Research
and Development Work Group has conducted eight exchange and work meetings (Table 9-1) as well
as section meetings and communications on non-critical topics to simplify meeting procedures.