22/03/2012, Utusan Malaysia
MUAR: Malaysia will sign a draft protocol on the entry of bird's nests into China soon to resume export of the luxury item to the country, which has been halted for several months.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the three main conditions for the resumption of bird's nest exports to China had been agreed upon in the latest negotiations between the two countries.
Among the conditions were that Malaysian bird's nest exporters must have the Radio Frequency Identification certificate issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to detect the locations of problematic bird nest using radio wave frequency.
Two more conditions were the Veterinary Department's certificate of health and the Ministry of Health's health certificate, Noh said at the opening of the Bakri Parliamentary Constituency Farmers' Organisation annual general meeting at Maktab Rendah Sains Mara, Bakri here on Saturday.
At the event, he witnessed the signing of a bird's nest purchasing agreement between Syarikat Duta Sialin Biotechnology Sdn Bhd and eight farmers organisations.