Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Malaysia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Palm oil
Date
18/09/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Market regulation
Description
Sought the assistance of the Government of Sabah State to ensure that local smallholders achieve Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, instead of pursuing a separate state specific certification scheme.
Notes
According to local media, Malaysia’s Primary Industry Ministry sought the assistance of the government of Sabah state to ensure that local smallholders obtain Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, which is due to become across the country on 1 January 2020. Last year, Sabah’s authorities announced plans to proceed with a separate certification scheme (see MPPU Dec.’17). Based on official data, across the country, merely 5.2 percent of the 2.27 million hectares of smallholder’s plantations had achieved MSPO certification as of July 2018.