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

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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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