The number of agricultural, fishery and food commodities imported into Brunei is still high, and companies are always urged to export more of their products in the future. The 2017 import statistics report was disclosed by Awang Abdul Halidi bin Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, at the Opening Ceremony of the Workshop on Regulatory Control Requirements for Import and Export of Food Products. The ceremony was held yesterday morning at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Also present was Dayang Hajah Aidah binti Haji Mohd Hanifah, Director of Agriculture and Agrifood Department. About 140 participants attended the workshop, representing local food enterprises from the agrifood and fisheries sectors, foreign direct investor companies as well as representatives from government agencies and other stakeholders. Several paperwork were delivered and discussed on various issues such as the Import and Export Requirements for Processed Food. The one-day workshop was organised by the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance, AFBA together with the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood from the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism AND the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam, NCCIBD.

Source: Radio Television Brunei