Malaysia to review chicken price cap, export ban


The Malaysian government will review the chicken ceiling price and chicken export ban on August 31. Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Ronald Kiandee said they will study the feasibility of maintaining subsidies, letting chicken prices float, and lifting export bans. Currently, farmers are complaining of a surplus, with prices falling below the USD 2.11/kg cap. Malaysia also banned chicken exports on June 1, which took away a substantial business from poultry producers that export to Singapore.

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