About 70 containers of Oolong tea stopped in Taiwan (China) have passed customs clearance, said Mr. Nguyen Van Yen, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee in Lam Dong province on November 20.
|Tea leave harvest in Lam Dong Province (Photo: SGGP)|
However, some tea companies in Lam Dong province said that their products were still consumed very slowly in the territory due to the rumor of dioxin tainted tea published by some Taiwanese newspapers and websites.
Lam Dong province People’s Committee on November 19 issued an announcement officially rejecting the rumor, saying the US used to spread dioxin in two small forest areas in the province.
However, the two areas are located hundreds of kilometers far from tea, coffee and vegetable plantations and completely not affect these farming areas, according to the document.
Mr. Yen said that they were waiting for the province’s permanent Party Committee’s approval to host a press conference in Da Lat city, which would invite relevant Taiwanese agencies to attend and inform them in details about local production of tea and other farm produce.
The press conference aims to once again affirm that the farming areas in Lam Dong province are not polluted with dioxin, he added.
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