The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted constituents that the Taiwan Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) has implemented new requirements for fishery products for human consumption imported into Taiwan. Effective immediately, TFDA is requiring establishments that import seafood products into Taiwan to appear on TFDA’s lists of approved establishments eligible to export such products. TFDA will include establishments on these lists that have been found to comply with applicable food safety requirements by the competent authority of the exporting country.

FDA provides export certification for seafood manufactured in establishments that are included in the Export Listing Module (ELM). Such certification helps facilitate U.S. exports easily and enables U.S. establishments to be included on TFDA's list of approved establishments. U.S. establishments are eligible for TFDA’s list if they are in compliance with applicable FDA requirements for the products intended for export.

FDA will maintain a list of establishments that have expressed interest in exporting seafood to Taiwan and are in compliance with applicable U.S. requirements; the agency expects to send an initial list of eligible firms to TFDA in July 2024. Establishments that wish to be included in the initial list should request to be added to the lists through June 30, 2024, using the ELM. Going forward, FDA will send updates to these lists on a quarterly basis, as described on the agency’s Food Export Lists webpage.

More details including step-by-step instructions on how to apply in the ELM can be found on the Online Applications for Export Lists webpage. The Export Certification Team can be contacted at for additional questions about the ELM.