Mr Tay Khiam Back 郑谦木, BBM
Singapore Fruits and Vegetables Importers & Exporters Association 新加坡果菜出入口商公会
Since Singapore Fruits and Vegetables Importers and Exporters Association (SFVIEA)’s establishment in 1948, we have always played an active and important role in the development of Singapore’s fruits and vegetables industry, by stabilizing the prices of maintaining the stability of supply, and diversifying varieties of fruits & vegetables. SFVIEA has been committed to support and promote the development of Singapore’s fruits and vegetables industry. At the same time, SFVIEA also acts as a bridge between members and government departments and commercial organizations, to maintain friendly relations among all parties.
SFVIEA leads its members to improve their business through various activities, understand the latest developments in the fruits and vegetables market, look for overseas business opportunities and find new sources. SFVIEA hosted foreign delegates to have an in-depth knowledge of various countries’ agricultural prospects and trade conditions. At the same time, the members would also get to know more business partners. With these, SFVIEA has assisted to promote economic and trade cooperation between members and industry players around the world.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, causing the catastrophe of the century, Singapore’s fruits and vegetables supply has been severely impacted. To ensure the livelihood of Singaporeans and maintain a stable supply of vegetables and fruits. The association has also worked closely with government agencies such as the Singapore
Food Authority (SFA) to develop and address operational challenges.
In the Finance Year 2020-2021, Singapore’s fruits and vegetables imports have remained stable, with vegetable imports of average 138 Thousand Tonnes per quarter and fruit imports of average 107.5 Thousand Tonnes per quarter.
Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre(PPWC) the headquarters of the Association(SFVIEA),also the main wholesale and distribution centre for local and imported fruits and vegetables. PPWC handled over 40% of Singapore’s fruits and vegetables imports in 2021.
SFVIEA aims to keep pace with the times, grasps the latest consumption trends, and continuously acquired new fresh fruits and vegetables supply channels to provide Singapore with diversified, high-quality choices. So far, it has established close partnerships with fruits and vegetables suppliers in more than 50 countries and regions around the world.
SFVIEA has always maintained close and good relationship with government agencies such as Singapore Food Authority (SFA) to ensure the safety of fruits and vegetables food, identify and respond to challenges in the supply ;formulate diversified strategies, strengthen existing sources of imports, and to identify and develop new potential sources.
With the sudden COVID-19 epidemic situation and the new challenges brought about by Singapore’s economic transformation, SFVIEA strive to united its members to deal with the situation positively.
Going forward, SFVIEA will continue to play an active role to contributing to our members, and bring grindustry more competitive and create a better future for the development of the fruits and vegetables industry.
The 56th SFVIEA members’ directory encompass detailed contact information and information of members and included the latest Fruits & Vegetable development trends. This directory will be presented to representatives of embassies, government agencies, various business groups, and diplomatic and commercial missions.
Here, I am very grateful to our consultant, Minister S. Iswaran, embassies and government agencies of various countries for their unwavering support throughout the years, and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all our partners/ members that advertised in this publication.