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  • Proposed Amendments To The MPOB ACT 1998 (ACT 582) – Call for Views

    Proposed Amendments To The MPOB ACT 1998 (ACT 582) – Call for Views

    To : All Registered Members

    Please be informed that MPOB has proposed several amendments to the MPOB Act relating to commercialization, enforcement and investments. Attached are the detailed proposed amendments to the various sections of the Act for your kind attention.

    MPOB Act Proposed Amendments.pdf

    We would appreciate receiving your views/comments on or before 18 November 2016 for collation by …

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  • Malaysia delays B10 biodiesel mandate amid rise in palm oil prices

    Malaysia delays B10 biodiesel mandate amid rise in palm oil prices

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has decided to delay the B10 biodiesel mandate as palm oil prices have risen considerably, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. “For the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen the gap between palm oil and diesel prices widening at the current volatile market,” he told Business Times in an interview today. “Palm …

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  • ‘No palm oil’ label is against RSPO’s aim, members told

    ‘No palm oil’ label is against RSPO’s aim, members told

    BANGKOK: Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are using the “no palm oil” label on their products, which goes against the movement’s objective to promote sustainable palm oil.

    “Over the last few years, there has been a growing resentment among African and Asian growers against RSPO members who use the ‘no palm oil’ label on their products,” …

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  • Mah calls on palm oil players to take up grants to move downstream

    Mah calls on palm oil players to take up grants to move downstream

    BY P. ARUNA

    PUTRAJAYA: To encourage the palm oil industry to move further downstream and add value to their end-products, the government, through the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), has allocated RM280mil in grants for industry players.

    Apart from targeting the big players, the government is also assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the industry, with RM50mil of the grants …

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  • Why engagement, not punishment, is the key to a sustainable palm oil supply chain

    Why engagement, not punishment, is the key to a sustainable palm oil supply chain

    By Shu Ling Lim

    Monday 10 October 2016
    Recently, Greenpeace released a report entitled “A Deadly Trade-Off”. It delved into the various alleged misdemeanours of the IOI group and its supply chain, claiming that nothing is being done about third party suppliers who continue to carry out deforestation and exploitation.

    At the end of it, Greenpeace criticised palm oil traders …

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  • Global palm oil output to recover in H1 2017 as El Nino effects fade

    Global palm oil output to recover in H1 2017 as El Nino effects fade

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Global palm oil production will recover in 2017, increasing by 4 million tonnes in the first half of next year from the same time in 2016, said leading industry analyst James Fry, after the crop damaging El Nino weather event reduced output this year.

    Rising palm oil production could dampen benchmark palm oil prices, which …

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  • Malaysian Government reviewing CPO tax ahead of Budget 2017

    Malaysian Government reviewing CPO tax ahead of Budget 2017

    PUTRAJAYA (Sept 20): The Malaysian Government is considering the oil palm sector’s tax policy suggestions, which include double deduction for companies, which promote industry sustainability.

    Speaking to reporters today, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the Government was also evaluating suggestions on crude palm oil (CPO) tax.

    Mah said industry players had proposed the introduction …

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