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Postby 路人甲 » Tue May 21, 2013 3:29 pm

Really? :?


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Some parents in China paying more than double for milk powder from S'pore
 
AsiaOne
Monday, May 20, 2013

SINGAPORE - Some parents in China have been paying double to buy baby formula from Singapore, and are willing to pay up to $200 to have the product couriered to their home, reported the Shin Min Daily News.


Chinese buyers have been snapping up baby formula from other countries following tainted milk scandals in their domestic market.

Ms Chen, a Chinese national who has been living in Singapore for more than 10 years, told Shin Min that she has been sending baby formula to a friend in China who gave birth two months ago.

She ships 12 cans of the product each month, revealing that it costs $90 to deliver the product by sea and $190, by air.

She said that her friend does not mind the extra costs as she believes that the products from Singapore are of higher quality.

Another Chinese citizen living in Singapore told the evening paper that she sends baby formula to her brother in China. She added that several of her friends are also doing the same for their friends and relatives.

The Chinese daily reported that there is a website set up to help Chinese nationals living in Singapore who are not familiar with the shipping procedures for the product.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby janet88 » Tue May 21, 2013 3:51 pm

Very expensive but milk powder sold here is safe.

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby straffan23 » Tue May 21, 2013 4:34 pm

Unfortunately this is a real concern to the Chinese. A PRC friend of mine packs at least 2 boxes (12 tins) of milk powder as check-in luggage everytime he goes to China ... this is for his buddy's baby. He's been doing that for more than 6 months.

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby atrecord » Tue May 21, 2013 5:37 pm

China really jialat when it comes to food safety. Look at where the public confidence is...

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby pinky » Tue May 21, 2013 11:39 pm

will the cost of milk powder here goes up?
will there be a limit to the no. of cans a person can buy?

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby atrecord » Wed May 22, 2013 10:29 am

Looks like good business opportunity for selling milk powder now... Better still if can have full supply chain to Chinese address...

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby Oppsgal » Wed May 22, 2013 3:46 pm

Milk powder are manufactured in Singapore? Why buy from here? Buy direct from other countries that manufactured the milk cheaper?

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby phtthp » Wed May 22, 2013 3:49 pm

how long does it take to transport milk powder can from Singapore to China, by shipment ?

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby happy to be mum » Wed May 22, 2013 4:09 pm

My MIL who is staying in Australia now said the same thing... The China people in Australia will buy milk powder in huge quantity and courier to China. Till the shops has to limit per person can only buy 2 tins of milk per time.. Guess they really have no confidence in their own country's product!

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Re: Some parents in China paying more than double for milk p

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed May 22, 2013 6:06 pm

Sounds like a business opportunity! Anyone wants to set up a company in China selling imported milk power? Call me :)

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