Singapore overturns ban on Thai chicken
Singapore is to allow Thai frozen chicken imports after overturning a nine year ban.
The decision to lift the suspension on Thai chicken imports came after the third meeting under the Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (Steer) in Singapore recently. Thai Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan stated that Singapore is one of the high-potential markets for chicken and many other products.
Singapore stopped buying frozen and processed chicken from Thailand following an outbreak of avian influenza.
"Singapore now has high confidence to import frozen chicken from Thailand as it acknowledges our high sanitary standards. It will help facilitate more imports of frozen chicken from Thailand to increase trade," Niwatthumrong said.
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