Malaysia wants to boost palm oil export in several marketsStaff Writer | August 22, 2017
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said that his Ministry would pursue efforts to expand Malaysia's palm oil market in Iran, U.S., Belgium, Egypt, Pakistan, India and China through introducing its new palm oil-based products.
Export There are some 5.4 million hectares of palm tree farm
The official noted that the Malaysian government has made the Permanent Palm Oil Certification mandatory for all the supply chains of the product and has vowed a 100 percent conformity between the Malaysian palm oil products and the certificates by 2019.
He also said that the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council has been aimed at monitoring the implementation of the program.
Palm is a strategic product of Malaysia and 10 percent of the country's population live on the industry.
There are some 5.4 million hectares of palm tree farm in Malaysia that produces 20 million tons of oil palm each year. ■