Malaysia to Allow Limited Chicken Exports from October

Malaysia will lift its ban on chicken exports and allow limited shipments beginning in October, according to officials on Monday.

Malaysia has temporarily halted exports of chicken from June 1 in order to secure a sufficient supply for domestic consumption.

“The government’s priority is its own citizens,” Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in May’s statement. 

“Until domestic prices and production stabilize,” Yaakob added, the country will halt exporting up to 3.6 million chickens per month.

Annuar Musa, chairman of the nation’s task force on inflation, has stated that only breeders who have received approval from the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry will be able to export chickens.

Annuar further noted that the relaxing of the ban will not have an effect on domestic supply as increased production had already helped to lower pricing over the recent months.