RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
The Conditional Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia has been extended.
- On 10 May, the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which scheduled to end on 12 May, will be extended until 9 June 2020.
- The operations of businesses under the CMCO will continue to be governed by the respective Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and precautionary measures.
IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
- During the extended CMCO, the food industry shall adhere to SOP for Reopening of the Economy, and SOP for Manufacturing Sector. The manufacturers are allowed to operate with 100% capacity and without time restrictions.
- By adhering to the SOP for Food and Beverage, the restaurants, including food and beverage outlets are able to provide dine-in service for the customers at the premise.
- By adhering to the SOP for Logistics and Transportation, the logistics service providers are allowed to operate at full capacity for loading and unloading goods travelled via land, sea, and air. The import & export activities are operating as usual too.
- FIA has had a call on food security with Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and also with the Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to discuss key issues in the country.