EU Ban on Malaysian Seafood May Be Lifted


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 13, 2009

The European Union may soon lift its ban on Malaysian seafood products, according to Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai.

Liow said Sunday that the EU Food and Veterinary Office would return to re-audit Malaysian seafood companies in early March.

“Things are going well,” Liow told the Star of Malaysia. “We wanted them to come sooner to conduct the inspection but they can only come on March 2 to 13.

“Together with the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry, we have held many meetings with seafood exporters to solve the problem. Malaysia is prepared to export to the EU again,” he added.

In place since June, the ban has cost Malaysia’s seafood industry a lot of time and revenue, said Liow.

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