Seven companies get nod from China to export Musang King


JOHOR BARU: The government has identified 14 local companies considered suitable to export whole frozen Musang King durians to China, and seven of them have already been given the green light by Chinese authorities.

Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said his ministry, together with the Health Ministry, had done reviews of these companies.

He said they found that they met the regulations set by the General Administration of Customs of People’s Republic of China (GACC).

“Out of the 14 companies, seven have been visited by the GACC, and they been appointed to export durians for the first phase that will be announced on Monday (June 17),” Salahuddin said when met during Pulai Parliamentary Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house held here in Kempas on Saturday (June 15).

He added that this was a success for his ministry and the other relevant ministries as the decision to export the king of fruits was made within a short time span.

Salahuddin added that there were still opportunities for the remaining seven companies not selected in the first phase to export durians to China.