Singapore lifts ban on Thai chicken imports

chickenThe decision to lift the suspension on Thai chicken imports came after a meeting at the recently held Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER) in Singapore. (Image source: Mathew Packer/Flickr)Singapore has announced its decision to lift ban on the imports of frozen Thai chicken

After banning Thai poultry from its market for nine years, Singapore has finally allowed frozen chicken from Thailand back into the country, The Nation of Thailand reported.

The decision came after a meeting at the recently held Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER) in Singapore.

Thai commerce minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan said that the country would get more opportunities to increase shipments to Singapore as the city-state is one of the high-potential markets for chicken and many other products.

Singapore had earlier stopped buying frozen and processed chicken from Thailand because of the bird-flu outbreak here.

Niwatthumrong said, “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.”

Singapore is also reportedly considering allowing import of frozen pork from Thailand.

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