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Detail

Area
Malaysia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Palm oil
Date
01/01/2018
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Trade standards
Description
Reported progress in the adoption of the country\'s MSPO standard set to become mandatory in 2019, and announced additional support measures to facilitate certification, with special attention paid to small-scale growers.
Notes
In Malaysia, as of January 2018, 59 extraction plants and 633 000 hectares of plantations (or 11 percent of the country’s total area under oil palm) are certified sustainable according to the country’s Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) scheme. Back in August 2017, no more than 4 percent of the country’s total plantation area was MSPO-certified. MSPO certification is set to become mandatory during the course of next year. To facilitate this process, growers and millers undergoing certification are eligible for financial support from the Government (see MPPU Dec.’17).