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Domestic Trade: Poultry farms feel pinch of illegal imports

Domestic Trade: Poultry farms feel pinch of illegal imports

The Cambodian Chicken Raisers Association says poultry farmers are struggling to sell their products because of rampant smuggling of eggs and chicken meat from other countries. Chhay Sok Huor, association president, said Tuesday that local farmers can’t improve sales unless unofficial imports from neighboring countries are stopped. At present, the association’s members, which include about 230 farmhouses, sell about 450,000 eggs and 30,000 chickens to local markets per day – a little less than half the total daily demand across Cambodia, he said. “We will be able to sell twice as many ... into local markets compared to what we are selling now if the authorities were able to prevent illegal import ... from abroad,” he said. Association figures show that some 500,000 eggs and 7 tonnes of chicken are unofficially imported from Vietnam and Thailand. Local farmers sell for average prices of 300 riels (US$0.07) to 350 riels per egg and 8,500 riels to 9,500 riels per kilogram of chicken, whereas imported products normally sell at 200 riels per egg and 8,000 riels per kilogram of chicken.

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