June 6, 2022
Singapore looks to Brazil, Thailand, and Australia for poultry after Malaysia's chicken export ban
Desmond Tan, Singapore's Minister of State for Home Affairs, and Sustainability and the Environment, said the country is expecting to receive supplies of chilled chicken from Thailand and Australia, and frozen chicken from the US and Brazil over the coming weeks, after Malaysia imposed a ban on chicken exports, South China Morning Post reported.
Malaysia's chicken export ban badly affects Singapore, which imports one-third of its poultry supply from its neighbour.
Malaysia follows other countries who are trying to ease domestic food prices due to rising input costs, driven by Russia's invasion into Ukraine. Indonesia recently imposed a temporary ban on palm oil exports, India restricted wheat and sugar exports, and Serbia and Kazakhstan imposed grain quotas on exports.
Tan said Singapore's chicken supply remains stable because of the response by supermarkets, distributors, and importers, all working with the Singapore Food Agency.
Norlizan Mohd Noor, director general of the Malaysia's veterinary department, said chicken supply is expected to stabilise in a month.
- South China Morning Post