Established in 2001, Meat Traders Association (Singapore) is an association with members from the meat production and trading industry in Singapore. We have 76 members comprising of 55 ordinary members and 21 associate members. Since then we have been developing our import and export network across the world, recently reaching out to Taiwan, France and Latin America to diversify our sources.
What is our mission?
At Meat Traders Association (Singapore), we are committed to:
- promoting, supporting and protecting the interests of our members in the import, export, wholesale, distribution, trade, production and manufacturing of meat and meat products;
- working with our members to raise the standard of meat hygiene practices, safety and quality assurance for the furtherance of the meat industry;
- collaborating with relevant authorities and embassies to diversify to new sources of meat supplies to ensure a safe, sustainable and resilient supply of high quality meat to Singapore;
- engaging relevant authorities and embassies to develop overseas market for export of meat and meat products;
- fostering continuous skills upgrading and knowledge sharing for the meat industry;
- facilitating adoption and implementation of digitalization in the meat industry including the pursuit of Industry 4.0;
- encouraging our members to promote fair and progressive employment practices.
What do we organise?
Past events include trade missions to Belgium (2018), Argentina / Denmark / Poland (2012-2013), and Chongqing, China (2019). We have also organized collaborations with NTUC U-SME, TAFEP and IMDA (2019), as well as more casual events like our Chinese New Year Lohei and Christmas events. This year, the focus has shifted to webinars, including a meetup with French Chamber, Poland, Taiwan and Australia.
We have also been working with our government partners in Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) to face the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, such as general exemptions for the workforce (as essential workers).
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