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No date set to lift ban on chicken exports
Published on: Saturday, August 06, 2022
By: Bernama
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The government has agreed to give subsidies, amounting to RM1.1 billion, to broiler chicken and egg-laying chicken breeders to ease their burden. (Photo: Via FMT)
The government has agreed to give subsidies, amounting to RM1.1 billion, to broiler chicken and egg-laying chicken breeders to ease their burden. (Photo: Via FMT)
KUCHING: The government has yet to set a date to lift the ban on chicken exports.

Domestic trade and consumer affairs minister Alexander Nanta Linggi said the matter had previously been discussed by the Cabinet.

Nanta said any decision on the matter must take into account the interests of all parties.

“Any decision on the matter will be announced by the agriculture and food industries ministry and related ministries,” he told reporters after visiting several booths at the Sarawak edition of the Malaysian Family Aspirations Tour here today.

Meanwhile, he said there was sufficient supply of chicken for domestic consumption.

“We also found that some traders are selling chicken lower than the set (maximum) price,” he added.

On Aug 4, agriculture and food industries minister Ronald Kiandee said the ban on the export of broiler chickens was still in effect, but this was temporary until the price and production of chickens had fully stabilised.

He said the government was aware of the increase in the cost of chicken production following the increase in the cost of animal feed and the cessation of exports affecting the returns of breeders.

In this regard, he said the government had agreed to give subsidies, amounting to RM1.1 billion, to broiler chicken and egg-laying chicken breeders to ease their burden.

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