Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Bird’s nest producers eye China market

Bird’s nest producers eye China market

Edible bird’s nest producers have called on the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) to facilitate the industry’s access to the Chinese market.

Nang Sothy, president of the Cambodia Bird’s Nest Federation, said yesterday that the association had requested the MoC to include the delicacy on the list of items eligable to apply for China’s strict Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) protocols.

“Cambodia has never officially exported to China. But now we want to be their official supplier so that we no longer depend on Vietnam and Thailand to access the market,” Sothy said.

Currently, Sothy said Cambodia exports the raw edible bird’s nest, made from the saliva of Asian Swiftlet birds, for about $800 per kilogram to Vietnam and Thailand where it is then processed and sent to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea.

“We need SPS protocols to get into the Chinese market. We cannot get good prices when we are forced to sell our products to Vietnam and Thailand,” he said, citing the price for processed bird’s nest at $2,000.

Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce could not be reached for comment.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune