The delay in delivering parcels to the mainland could cause a disruption to the delivery of goods from the region to the city of Taipei, according to an Irish government report.
It also says the number of parcels to China from the west of the island has dropped significantly since the beginning of the year.
A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture said that while the delay in deliveries had not affected the overall number of deliveries from the east of Ireland to the Chinese mainland, it could have a significant impact on the volume of goods being delivered.
He said the department had a working relationship with Chinese customs authorities to ensure that all customs declarations and parcels are received on time and on the correct day.
“This report has identified a number of issues that are currently being identified that may be a factor in the delayed delivery of parcels and/or delayed delivery on the delivery system,” the spokesman said.
“The Department of Agricultural and Food Innovation and Skills has been working closely with the Department for Transport to identify potential potential causes of the delay and is also looking at other measures that might be taken to minimise the impact.”
The department said it would look at how the delays could impact on people in Ireland.
Irish Government’s report on the delays to the shipping of goods to China in 2017 says delays of up to 10 days are possible due to a lack of information on shipping arrangements between Dublin and the mainland.
On January 4, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that the shipping service between Dublin Airport and Taipei would resume in 2019 after two years of delays.
It said that, in 2019, China will send a total of 2.3 million tonnes of goods and services, representing nearly 30 per cent of all the goods and more than 90 per cent to China.