Penang exports 80% of Malaysian gold exports worldwide: CM Chow

Signature Gold Grand Opening Ceremony

A glittering affair

Posted by Buletin Mutiara on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Chief Minister Sdr Chow Kon Yeow believes that the Penang Signature Gold (PSG) Fair, now in its fourth edition, will grow even bigger in the near future.

He said the increased number of the delegates from as many as 17 countries attending PSG 2019 currently being held at Setia SPICE Convention Centre from today till Sunday was an encouraging sign that showed how far the industry could go.

“It can be among the most anticipated trading platforms in Malaysia catering for a specific niche market involving international prominent gold jewellery and machinery manufacturers,” Sdr Chow said in his speech at the fair today.

“I have come across people who posed the question, why choose Penang (to hold the exhibition)? Why not KL?

“The gold jewellery industry in Penang has existed for over 100 years. It is not only well developed but also an admired one which exudes an inexplicable charm of its own.

“Furthermore, Penang exports 80% of the Malaysian gold exports worldwide. In fact, I should answer, why not Penang?”

As the gold industry is facing various challenges like other sectors, he expressed hopes that the representatives of the government agencies like Miti (Ministry of International Trade and Industry), Matrade (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) and Mida (Malaysian Investment Development Authority), would take note of the concerns of the manufacturers and exporters to the decision-makers of the ministry so that they could have a better environment to operate.

“This can help them excel and become larger player in the world market. At the moment, we are the number eight in the world. Not many people recognise this fact.

“As we continue to grow, the industry needs government support in terms of labour policy, tax incentives and Customs requirements,” he added.

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黄金业面对重重挑战 首长吁中央予业者各项便利

槟州首席部长曹观友同志说,虽然槟州在去年共为我国贡献了70亿令吉的金饰品出口额,但其实国内黄金业却面对着劳工方面以及各种国际贸易挑战。因此,他促请联邦政府在劳工政策、税务奖掖以及关税条例上给予国内黄金制造业者便利,好让我国黄金制造业可在国际市场上进一步拓展。

曹同志今日出席2019年马来西亚国际黄金展(Penang Signature Gold Fair)开幕仪式时说,我国是世界第8大黄金饰品出口国,而当中的80%出口额来自槟城。

他说,州内黄金制造商有超过百家,他们都比较低调。“不过业者也需要类似的国际黄金展以吸引外国买家,做大州内的黄金贸易平台。”

这是马来西亚国际黄金展第4次选择在槟城举办。曹观友说,他经常遇到有人向他提问,为何该展览不是在吉隆坡举行而是槟城?

“要以最令人信服的方式来回答这个问题,就必须了解槟城自18世纪以来的槟城黄金珠宝业的历史。”

他说,槟城的黄金制造业已有百年历史,至今发展得很好,我国80%黄金业者来自槟城。

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槟州首席部长曹观友说,虽然槟州在去年共为我国贡献了70亿令吉的金饰品出口额,但其实国内黄金业却面对着劳工方面以及各种国际贸易挑战。因此,他促请联邦政府在劳工政策、税务奖掖以及关税条例上给予国内黄金制造业者便利,好让我国黄金制造业可在国际市场上进一步拓展。

Posted by Buletin Mutiara on Thursday, 15 August 2019
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