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China lifts ban on bird's nest import from M'sia
Publication Date : 02-01-2014
China has officially lifted its ban on bird's nest imports from Malaysia, after a two-year freeze.
Agricultural and Agro-based Industry Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the approval letter from China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine was received on December 25.
He said Malaysia was the only country given the approval to export bird's nest to China.
He said, so far, eight companies have been given the approval to export the product.
"There are 13 more companies still waiting for approval," he told reporters here Thursday.
It was reported in June that China had granted a "conditional pass" for nine companies to commence export of the delicacy to the republic.