Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Malaysia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Palm oil
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production sustainability
Description
Pledged to support producers in conforming with the government-backed standard for sustaianble palm oil production.
Notes
Regarding the government’s pledge to support palm oil producers in conforming to the national standard for sustainable palm oil (see MPPU Sep.’17), ministry officials informed that audit costs will be subsidized at the following rates: 100 percent for small oil palm growers, i.e. organized or independent smallholders cultivating less than 40.46 hectares; 70 percent for estates with planted area between 40.5 and 1 000 hectares; and  30 percent for estates above 1 001 hectares as well as processing facilities (including mills, refineries and crushers).