Furniture industry grinding to halt with export orders languishing in factories

Khoo Gek San

Furniture factory owners in Muar say they have hundreds of millions of ringgit in finished product for export laying idle at their premises because MCO restrictions mean they can’t move it. – YouTube pic, June 11, 2021.

FURNITURE for the export market worth more than RM200 million is stuck in factories nationwide due to the total lockdown imposed from June 1 to June 14, said manufacturers.

The furniture, packed in 2,565 containers ready for export, cannot be transported to the port due to the standard operating procedures (SOP), which do not list manufacturing furniture as an essential service, said industry players.

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