Singapore Traders Claim New Export Rules Raise Costs by 700%


Fruit and vegetable exporters for the Singapore market claim their operation costs have increased 700% since the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Service (Maqis) implemented new measures.

As explained on, on October 23, Maqis said the number of items that can be exported in one batch would be reduced to 10 from 50 previously. Industry players said this drove export costs up by between 500% and 700%, causing much unhappiness.

By Fresh Plaza