Damate starts exporting products to Malaysia

Turkey production

Damate and the Malaysian company 3BumiTradingSdn signed a memorandum of intent to start exporting halal products to Malaysia. The signing ceremony took place at the site of the 14th International Economic Forum "Russia - the Islamic World", which is taking place in Kazan these days. The memorandum was signed by the president of Damate Group Rashid Khairov and the executive director of 3BumiTradingMohd Silahuddin Bin Jamaluddin. The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Malaysia Nail Latipov, the Minister-Consul of the Embassy of Malaysia to the Russian Federation Johanariff Abdul Razak and the Adviser on Agriculture of the Russian Embassy in Malaysia Vladislav Chernov.

According to the memorandum, the parties confirm their intention to conclude a long-term international contract for the supply of goods and develop mutually beneficial cooperation. Damate plans to ship poultry meat, lamb, beef, offal, as well as their processed products to Malaysia.

Damate has already signed a contract for the supply of a trial batch and has begun preparations for the shipment of the first container with meat products. The day before of the agreement signing, representatives of the Malaysian importing company had visited the turkey processing plant and the Damate turkey deep processing plant in Penza region and had highly appreciated the level of production organization, advanced technological solutions, veterinary and sanitary control and the halal management system at the enterprises.

In the near future, Damate is preparing to accept an audit of Halal certification bodies accredited by the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia at turkey production plants in Penza and Rostov regions and at a lamb processing plant in the North Caucasus Federal District.

"Malaysia will become an important part of Damate's export strategy in the entire Southeast Asia region. We are ready to ensure continual supply of products from our enterprises, to provide our meat processing partners with recipes and marketing support," said Rashid Khairov, the President of Damate Group.

Turkey products, especially those with recognized halal certification, have a huge potential for sale in Southeast Asia as a good alternative to more expensive types of meat – beef and lamb. The parties are confident that by joint efforts they will be able to stimulate an increase in the consumption of turkey meat as a recognized leader in the category of meat for a healthy diet from the current 10 grams per year to at least 400 grams per inhabitant of Malaysia over the next five years.