TEAM - Timber Exporters' Association of MalaysiaTEAM - Timber Exporters' Association of Malaysia

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Meeting with Department of Agriculture

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Friday, 7 April 2023, Wisma Tani, Kuala Lumpur

TEAM President, Mr Chua Song Fong, and two Committee Members, Mr Chris Tan and Mr Leonard Chew; together with several TEAM members visited Mr Sharipuddin bin Mohd Halidi, Chief Assistant Senior Director (CASD), Plant Biosecurity Division, Accreditation and Export Facilitation Section, at Wisma Tani, Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Mokhtar Mohd Yaacob, ACOO & Director Industry Development & Transformation Division, MTC, Mr Adam Mohd Nazri, Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications Division, and Ms Puteri Nur Aisyah Ruslan
Strategic Planning Unit were also present at the discussion.

A positive discussion was held with the CASD involving the following issues:

1. Phytosanitary certificate to KD timber
– DOA mentioned that all procedures remain unchanged. The Department follows the requirements of the importing country.

2. Shipments rolled over due to the delay in the process of getting Phytosanitary certificate approved.
– DOA stated that no issues with approval process which were all made through system. The issue could have happened during the inspection procedures which could be a peak season.

TEAM expressed its sincere appreciation towards the CASD for being receptive and supportive. TEAM would like to thank MTC for picking up the matter promptly.

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Meeting with Minister of Plantation and Commodities

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Thursday, 6 April 2023, Putrajaya

TEAM President, Mr Chua Song Fong together with the Hon Treasurer, Mr Wong Kar Wai, Committee Members, Mr Albert Low, Mr Chris Tan, Mr Leonard Chew, and Executive Advisor Mr George Tan visited YAB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities at his office in Putrajaya.

A productive engagement was held with the DPM involving matters related to the progress of our timber industry. Topics discussed were:

1. Sustainable supply of raw material
– importation and industry tree plantation (ITP)
2. Labour Policy, domestic and foreign
3. Market Access – EUDR and Forced Labour
4. MTIB proposed increase in fees to cover their expenses should be fairly shared by all sectors in the timber industry. As it is, certain export sector in the industry does not contribute to the income of MTIB
5. MPC to consult all sectors of the timber industry instead of flip flop policies on the banning of timber like Rubberwood and other sawn timber species ensuring consistency and fairness towards all stakeholders
6. TEAM’s proposed project in Rantau Panjang to rehabilitate forest of 130 hectares to replant and replace timber species against oil palm, nursery to provide seedlings, was praised and welcomed by the DPM.

TEAM expressed its heartiest gratitude to the DPM for being receptive and supportive.

By Team Exec

Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE 2023)

Come & visit us at the Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE 2023)!

📆7th to 10th March 2023

📍 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

TEAM Booth is located at 2-A01G

By Team Exec

Announcement: 67th Annual General Meeting

Dear Member 😊,

67th Annual General Meeting of TEAM

👋🏻It is time for us to meet again. You are cordially invited to attend our 67th Annual General Meeting scheduled as follows:
🗓️: 27 June 2022 (Monday)
⏰: 12.45pm
🏢: Foyer Area, 20th Floor, MTC, 8, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur

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Please check your mailbox for the details and attendance forms, see you soon!

By atsim

67th Annual General Meeting

We are in the midst of organizing the 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM). In consideration of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we understand that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) allows AGM to be held anytime by 30 June 2022.

Advance notice will be given to all active members once the date of the 67th AGM is being finalized.

Please be reminded that only active membership will be invited to the forthcoming AGM.

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