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Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018

Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018
Calling for participants to this special Swiftlet Farming Seminar to be held in Sandakan, Sabah. You will be given the opportunity to learn and at same time to enter two BHs plus how to prepare MV3 aroma, Seminar will be held at Sandakan Hotel, Sandakan Sabah. For detail please PM 0177551318

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Star Reported Another Article About Chinese Regulation !!!





Today Star reported about a comment made by Dato Chua on new guidelines for importation of swiftlet nests from countries with bird flu.

As far as I know only Indonesia is not being cleared as bird flu carrying country.

Those countries that are free from bird flu will not be affected.

Read this found at:  http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/28/nation/11747516&sec=nation


Stringent rules over bird’s nest

Chua said, however, the guideline would not affect local exporters as Malaysia was free of bird flu.
“We believe the move is targeted at other countries and not us. Local exporters should not be unduly worried but instead prepare to face competitors,” he said, after a dialogue with bird’s nest traders and farmers in the Bera MCA office here yesterday.
Chua said the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) requirements stipulated by Beijing were still applicable and negotiations were still ongoing.
He said Malaysia was prepared to send its officials to meet their counterparts in China and the ministry was waiting for a directive from the Cabinet.
In PUTRAJAYA, the Malaysian Federation of Bird’s Nest Merchant Association has sought Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s assistance to resolve China’s ban on bird’s nest imports from the country.
The federation felt that the Prime Minister’s cordial relationship with Chinese leaders could bring an end to the ban which was imposed in July last year.
The federation yesterday handed a memorandum on the matter to Najib. It was received by his political secretary Wong Nai Chee.
The delegation led by federation president Datuk Tok Teng Sai later had an hour-long dialogue with Wong.
Tok said the federation felt that it was unsuitable to install RFID tags as the bird’s nest would have to pass through many hands between the time it was harvested and when it reached the consumer.
In KOTA KINABALU Sabah Wildlife Depart-ment director Dr Laurentius Ambu said the requirement by China for RFID for bird’s nest export is likely to hit Sabah and Sarawak which harvest its nests from natural caves.
The two states, which have the largest number of natural caves in the country, are concerned about the requirement for RFID.

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