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Detail

Area
Malaysia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Palm oil
Date
01/05/2017
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Trade standards
Description
Considered revising the principles and criteria for MSPO, the government-backed sustainability certification scheme for oil palm, with a view to make it more compatible with international standards.
Notes
The principles and criteria for MSPO, the Government-backed sustainability certification for oil palm that is due to become mandatory in Malaysia, will be revised to make it more compatible with international standards, according to the local press. Reportedly, during the exercise, care will be taken to keep the certification process affordable and tailored to the specific needs of domestic producers (see also MPPU Apr.’17).