PUTRAJAYA: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry has set the timeline for the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification mandatory compliance to up to Dec 31, 2019 with the aim to uplift the industry to global standard.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the compliance would be implemented in stages with plantation players that were certified with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to comply with the MSPO certification by Dec 31, 2018.
Those without RSPO certification would need to comply by June 30, 2019 and all smallholders by Dec 31, 2019, he said
“We will be getting the financial incentives to be ready by June this year to help the industry for certification. The details are now being work out,” he told a media conference after a discussion with six members of the European Parliament here today. 24/02/2017 13-28ST. – BERNAMA
(Taken from astroawani.com)