Zhang Jingwei, director of the Animal Husbandry Division of the Council of Agriculture, said that four batches of eggs, each with 360,000 eggs, will arrive in Taiwan by air.

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[Reporter Yang Yuanting/Taipei Report] In order to supply eggs for processing plants, the Council of Agriculture expects to import 5 million eggs from Australia by the end of March. Last Saturday, 360,000 eggs arrived in Taiwan and are gradually being used by processing plants. The Council of Agriculture Zhang Jingwei, Director of the Animal Husbandry Department of the Society, said that there will be four batches of 360,000 eggs arriving in Taiwan by air one after another, and the other eggs will be shipped by sea.

According to the latest statistics from the Council of Agriculture, the daily output of eggs is still 112,000 boxes (200 eggs per box), and the daily demand is between 118,000 boxes and 120,000 boxes. Eggs that are supplied to processing plants, accounting for about 12% of domestic egg production, will be delivered to the people's livelihood channel, and 5 million eggs will be imported from Australia for use in processing plants by the end of March, and the price difference will be absorbed by the Council of Agriculture.

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Last week, 360,000 eggs arrived in Taiwan by air. Zhang Jingwei said that according to the current order and flight, 4 batches of eggs have been ordered. These 4 batches of eggs will be shipped to Taiwan by air. It will only be provided to the processing factory and will not affect the price of the eggs. As for the other eggs, they will be shipped to Taiwan by sea, and all 5 million eggs will be shipped to Taiwan by the end of March.

Wu Tianfu, chairman of the Egg Marketing Cooperative of the Republic of China, said that Taiwan is not alone in facing the shortage of eggs. Many countries around the world are short of eggs, and some countries have even adopted a rationing system for egg supply. , but affected by the constant media reports about the lack of eggs during this period, consumers really panicked and bought 2 more boxes than usual to increase the shortage of eggs. He emphasized that Taiwan is not without eggs, but the supply is relatively slow now , It is also suggested that the government can increase the quantity of emergency imported eggs to stabilize market supply and demand.

Yang Mingxian, a professor of the Department of International Business and Trade at Feng Chia University, suggested that my country’s eggs can be imported from other sources, such as Japan, Australia, and the United States, but also Southeast Asia; Zhang Jingwei, director of the Animal Husbandry Department, said that Taiwan can only import eggs. Eggs from areas where bird flu vaccines are vaccinated will still be imported from Japan, Australia, the United States and other countries. As for Southeast Asia, which is also affected by bird flu, Thailand, the capital of Bangkok, which has not been vaccinated against bird flu, is also facing a shortage of eggs.