Singapore egg wholesalers blocked from importing

July 30, 2020

Four egg wholesalers accounting for 30% of Singapore’s total egg supply are not allowed to importing from Malaysia as of July 20. This was due to failure in meeting a new licensing term, introduced in April last year that requires importers to come up with business continuity plans. The authorities imposed the requirement in a bid to improve diversification of egg supply, as 70% supply came from a single source previously. However, the Singapore Food Agency stated that 32 other egg importers can continue to import eggs while local farms supply about 26% of the country’s demand.