‘One Belt One Road’: MOA and Jing Dong seek po­ten­tials

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - BUSINESS -

NAN­NING, CHINA: The Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture and Agro-based In­dus­try (MOA) Dato Sri Ah­mad Shabery Cheek had a strate­gic dis­cus­sion with the Vice Pres­i­dent of Jing Dong Group, Cai Lei, dur­ing the Malaysia Durian Fes­ti­val 2017 here on Nov 4, to ex­plore po­ten­tial col­lab­o­ra­tions along the ‘One Belt One Road’ ini­tia­tive.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, MOA re­vealed that both par­ties ex­changed thoughts on the mar­ket­ing of Malaysian agri­cul­tural prod­ucts on JD.com such as Malaysian duri­ans, pineap­ples and tiger prawns.

Com­ment­ing on Jing Dong’s strong on­line mar­ket­ing plat­form, Ah­mad Shabery ap­plauded Jing Dong Group on their in­no­va­tive re­search and de­vel­op­ment.

The min­istry is also open to the col­lab­o­ra­tion to en­sure qual­ity pro­duc­tion for more agri­cul­tur­ere­lated prod­ucts in or­der to meet the de­mands in China.

With the in­creas­ing de­mand of Malaysian agri­cul­tural prod­ucts like ‘Mu­sang King’ duri­ans in China, Jing Dong is hope­ful that with the sup­port from MOA, JD.com can ob­tain the first el­i­gi­bil­ity for the on­line mar­ket­ing of th­ese in-de­mand agri­cul­ture prod­ucts in China.

Among the sev­eral mem­o­ran­dums of un­der­stand­ing (MOUs) signed at the Malaysia Durian Fes­ti­val 2017 in Hangyang City, Nan­ning, China on Nov 4 be­tween var­i­ous par­ties in China and Malaysian com­pa­nies were:

1. China-Asean Cham­ber of Agri­cul­tural Com­merce (Ca­cac) and Asean Co-op­er­a­tive Or­ga­ni­za­tion (ACO) – The ob­jec­tive is to sup­port and pro­mote agri­cul­tural, eco­nomic and trade de­vel­op­ment and the de­vel­op­ment of co­op­er­a­tives and rel­e­vant prod­ucts and to strengthen ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween China and Malaysia and other Asean coun­tries.

2. Malaysia Duri­cious Sdn Bhd and Fu­jian DKing Food Co Ltd – The ob­jec­tive is to ex­plore com­ple­men­tary skills sup­port to add val­ues to break through the Chi­nese mar­ket, bring­ing pre­mium qual­ity duri­ans to China.

3. Ezy Clas­sic Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Mil­lion Sun­ray Sdn Bhd – The ob­jec­tive is to ex­plore fu­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties and col­lab­o­ra­tion in dis­tribut­ing, ad­ver­tis­ing and mar­ket­ing durian-re­lated prod­ucts, such as Durian Swiss Rolls.

4. Guangxi Wuzhou Tian­mei E-com­merce Co Ltd and Malaysia Silk Road Cap­i­tal Sdn Bhd – The ob­jec­tive is to ex­plore fur­ther busi­ness col­lab­o­ra­tion for val­ueen­hance­ment.

5. Nic­tron Agri­cul­ture Sdn Bhd and Mil­lion Sun­ray Sdn Bhd – The ob­jec­tive is to ex­plore fu­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties and col­lab­o­ra­tion in dis­tribut­ing and mar­ket­ing durian-re­lated prod­ucts and other value-added prod­ucts.

6. Taluwang Sdn Bhd and Guangxi Xin­long Lo­gis­tics Group Co Ltd – The ob­jec­tive is to ex­plore fur­ther busi­ness col­lab­o­ra­tion for value-en­hance­ment.

The to­tal pro­jected trade value by 2020 is es­ti­mated to be at four bil­lion yuan. This in­cludes the pro­jected value of strate­gic dis­cus­sion be­tween MOA and Jing Dong China, and MOA and Fusido Hold­ing Group China.

Ah­mad Shabery (third right) with Rim­bunan Hi­jau director Dato Robin Wong (sec­ond left), Fusido Hold­ing Group Co Ltd chair­man Xin En Chen (fifth left), and Re­gal In­ter­na­tional Group ex­ec­u­tive chair­man and CEO Do­minic Su (right) and oth­ers pose for a photo.

(From left) Ca­cac Sec­re­tary Gen­eral and vice pres­i­dent Fan Huiqun, Dataran Per­in­tis chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Ah­mad Faez; and ACO vice pres­i­dent Datuk Ka­marudin Is­mail at the MOU sign­ing cer­e­mony.

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