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The move is in response to Malaysian Palm Oil Council chief executive officer Tan Sri Yusof Basiron's recent statement that it is disincentivising to produce RSPO certified palm oil if it could not gain access to Fran..

05 Nov 2012

KUALA LUMPUR (Commodity Online): In order for the Malaysian Palm Oil to gain access to French markets, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia would set up a committee with France's ministry of agriculture. This was informed by Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok who was has been in touch with his French counterpart.

The committee would address matters concerning the industry. 

The move is in response to Malaysian Palm Oil Council chief executive officer Tan Sri Yusof Basiron's recent statement that it is disincentivising to produce RSPO certified palm oil if it could not gain access to France.

The growers in Malaysia produced 4.78 million tonnes of roundtable-certified oil. But it had been lacking access to markets.

The minister, who was speaking to reporters exhorted RSPO to assume a more assertive position when it comes to being questioned about its ability to carryout with its business.

“The RSPO should be more positive in this sense. Otherwise, it would seem like it does not believe in the work it is doing. Bernama quoted him as saying.

"What's the point in telling people of our sustainable practices if we are not supporting the products that we certified," he said.


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