Closer cooperation needed to combat illegal import of edible palm olein in Sagaing

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TO combat illegal import of edible palm olein in Sagaing Region, collaboration is needed between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related government departments, said Dr Zaw Win, Sagaing Region Minister for Social Affairs.
At regular session of Sagaing Region Hluttaw on 5 September, U Nyi Nyi Thun, an MP from Katha Township constituency, raised a question relating to the government’s efforts on elimination of illegal trading and distribution of edible palm olein in the region.
Giving a reply to the query, Dr Zaw Win said that it is impossible for the FDA to control the illegal flows of edible palm olein into the region. It is needed to raise cooperation with the related departments, such as the General Administration Department, the Customs Department and the Department of Trade.
RBO palm olein is one of the imported products granted by the FDA. Importers who are holder of Import Recommendation (IR) a long with Import Health Certificate (IHC) for palm olein are eligible to officially import and distribute the products in the region.


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