Filipinos warned over duck egg smug­gling

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS -

The Philip­pine Con­sulate-Gen­eral in Dubai warned Filipinos against smug­gling a na­tional del­i­cacy - boiled duck eggs - into the UAE. The an­nounce­ment was made on its web­site fol­low­ing con­fis­ca­tions of Philip­pine Duck Eggs or ‘ba­lut’ from Filipinos en­ter­ing the coun­try by cus­toms of­fi­cials. “The en­try of com­mer­cial and non­com­mer­cial quan­ti­ties [for per­sonal con­sump­tion] of ba­lut into Dubai with­out the nec­es­sary cus­toms and health cer­tifi­cates may re­sult in con­fis­ca­tion by Cus­toms author­i­ties and pos­si­ble de­lay in im­mi­gra­tion clear­ance for the bearer,” the state­ment read. The fer­tilised eggs are boiled and en­joyed 14-21 days later by Filipinos and other South Asian coun­tries, with the features of a duck­ling em­bryo clearly recog­nis­able.

DUCK THE IS­SUE: A ba­lut egg

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