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Below are the information from the HK Centre of Food Safety with regard to import of meat, poultry and eggs in Hong Kong: 

Guide to Import of Game, Meat, Poultry and Eggs into Hong Kong: http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/import/import_icfsg_04.html 

Guide to Application for Import Licence for Frozen Meat, Chilled Meat, Frozen Poultry and Chilled Poultry: http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/import/import_icfsg_07.html 

Regulation 4(1)(a) of IGMPER requires meat, poultry or eggs to be imported with a health certificate issued by an issuing entity recognised by Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene of Hong Kong. As of now, the recognised issuing entities for Malaysia are as follows: (http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/import/import_icfsg_04a.html
For poultry and eggs from Malaysia only - Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry (MOA) 
For eggs from Sarawak only - Sarawak's Department of Veterinary Services and Animal Industry 
For eggs from Sarawak only - Sabah's State Veterinary Authority 

Therefore, the Malaysian factory needs to apply with the relevant Ministry and departments above before it can be allowed to export to Hong Kong. 

It was informed by Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture that interested Malaysian companies have to submit an official application to the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS), accompanied with the completed HK import application forms if available. 

For further information, the companies can direct their enquiries to: 
Quarantine Services and Import Export Section 
Biosecurity and SPS Management Division 
Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia 

Attn: 
1. Dr. Sabariah Ismail (sabariahismail@dvs.gov.my) 
2. Dr. Tan Chui Zhein (chuizhein@dvs.gov.my) 


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