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In food protection move, Malaysia bans poultry exports to ease inflation

Malaysia ban poultry export: In the latest food protection move will halt exports of 3.6 million chickens a month from June 1 and investigate allegations of cartel pricing.

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Anuradha Raghu | Bloomberg
Malaysia’s government met with the country’s biggest poultry producers to discuss subsidies and ensure continuity of local supply as the nation moved to ban exports of chicken in the latest food protectionist move in the region.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries met 12 producers and livestock groups including Leong Hup Poultry Farm Sdn., HLRB Broiler Farm Sdn., PWF Corporation Bhd., and the Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Association of Malaysia on Monday, following a Cabinet meeting that discussed the ban.

Malaysia will halt exports of 3.6 million chickens a month from June 1, and investigate allegations of cartel pricing,

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 10:12 AM IST

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