Mangoes, seafoods top export Zambo products to Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 March 2012 15:34

Most products from Zamboanga City that are brought openly to Malaysia are mangoes, cottage industry products and seafoods, according to Bureau of Customs records.

Customs District Collector  Abubakar Hamad disclosed  that the said products are in demand in Malaysia and it is regularly exported. 

Hamad said local canning factories export canned fish to Europe and other Asian countries.  The products include canned tuna flakes in corn or olive oil or depending on the descriptive of quality as ordered by other countries.

He said that local traders who openly travel to Malaysia and Indonesia import cooking oil from the two countries.

According to Hamad, cooking oil is very cheap in the two countries, especially the palm oil.

He also said that there is no importation of any kind of meat from Malaysia and Indonesia.      His office is double checking every entry of foreign vessels to the city.

“My office is very strict in checking  every foreign vessel if they are carrying any kind of meat. Especially from Europe and other Asian nations. We are serious in the campaign so that our  meat producers  will not be contaminated,” Hamad said. — Allen Abastillas