(1) In light of the Park’s advantageous geographic location, R&D capacity, complete ornamental fish supply chain and colonies of agricultural and biotech companies, ATP proposed to the Executive Yuan the construction of a world’s first large aquatic production and sale base that streamlines R&D, breeding, inspection and quarantine, packaging, export and marketing operations that will turn the Park into an operational center for aquaculture. With Yaitai Operational Center for Aquaculture (YTOCA) in operation, Taiwan is expected to surpass Singapore and Southeast Asian countries to become a world’s hub known for ornamental fish and aquaculture products.
(2) To help expedite the inspection, quarantine and customs clearance operations for YTOCA residents that export ornamental fish or aquaculture products, ATP, based on an innovative idea, will construct an “Aquatic Products Import/Export Control System” that will link up with the customs clearance system to reduce the time it takes for exporters to complete the inspection, quarantine and customs clearance operations. This way, YTOCA residents will enjoy more advantages to compete effectively with exporters of other countries.
(3) To provide Park residents and enterprises in the vicinity of the Park with comprehensive warehousing, packaging, sorting, container yard and inspection services, YTOCA will establish a “Logistic Center” and invite customs, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, and R&D units to station in the center. Such resources integration will help enhance the international competitiveness of Park residents.