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China Is Moving to Tighten Label Rules on Goods From Taiwan

  • Taiwan products marked with R.O.C. are not allowed into China
  • R.O.C. is Taiwan’s official moniker that China frowns upon
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China is moving to tighten the enforcement of existing rules on imports from Taiwan, according to people familiar with the matter, as tensions rise in the aftermath of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. 

Products labeled as originated from the R.O.C., or the “Republic of China,” won’t be allowed entry to the mainland China market, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing sensitive matters. Beijing objects to Taiwan’s use of “Republic of China” as its official designation because it considers the self-governing democracy part of its territory.