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Malaysian Seafood Exports Resume to EU

Biosecurity Economics Food safety & handling +4 more

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - The export of seafood products from Malaysia to Europe is expected to resume by next month, providing good news for local exporters.

Seafood products generate billions of ringgit annually and are considered as the second largest edible item exported by Malaysia, writes Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah for Bernama.Now.

According to the news, ambassador and head of delegation of the European Commission in Malaysia, Vincent Piket, said in an effort to enable the trade to resume, inspectors from the EU Food and Veterinary Office carried out a review mission earlier this month.

He said the European Union (EU) worked in close collaboration with Malaysia's Health Ministry, Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministry and Malaysian Fisheries Development Board to implement measures to address the food safety management and hygiene issues to comply with the EU's requirements.

"The final results of the analysis are not yet available but I am hopeful that with the improvements introduced by the Malaysian authorities and the seafood industry, a significant part of the seafood trade can resume by end of May," he told Bernama here.

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