Although Taiwan is one of the largest markets for organic food in the region, with $27.6 million of imported organic food and beverages in 2018, the import market is expected to slow in coming years due to a stringent policy of zero tolerance for pesticide residues on organic products and time-consuming import applications. In addition, regulations that went into effect May 30, 2019 require equivalency agreements for organic products, or certification to Taiwanese standards.