PETALING JAYA: Indonesia's ban on the import of fresh poultry and unprocessed products from Malaysia shipped after Aug 9 will not have any impact on Malaysian exporters, as they have not been in the market for more than a year now.
According to an industry player who declined to be named, a ban on Malaysian poultry has actually been in effect since the H5N1 avian influenza outbreak early last year.
"Basically we don't export that much or none at all. If you remember the outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in Kelantan. Malaysian poultry or veterinary products have been banned in Indonesia since then.
"The ban has not been lifted, so there is no effect at all and this is just a continuity of the ban," he said, adding that the announcement could be due to unofficial movement of poultry from Sabah and came on the heels of an outbreak of avian flu there.
Malaysia External Trade Development Corp told SunBiz that Malaysia's exports of live poultry within Asean stood at RM746.3 million in 2017 while that meat and edible offal of poultry stood at RM56.4 million.
There are some 10 poultry-based companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. Five of them were losers at the close of trading yesterday.
Lay Hong fell 2.07% to 71 sen on volume of 8.17 million shares, Sinmah Capital declined 1.70% to 29 sen on 12.25 million shares, CAB Cakaran Corp skidded 1.06% to 93 sen on 123,900 shares, QL Resources eased 0.33% to RM5.96 on 297,200 shares and CCK Consolidated Holdings weakened 0.55% to 90.5 sen with 292,100 shares traded.
DBE Gurney Resources, PWF Consolidated and Teo Seng Capital were flat at 3.5 sen, 85 sen and 84 sen respectively.