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STATEMENT BY THE RSPO ON THE STATUS OF RSPO-MALAYSIA NATIONAL INTERPRETATION PROCESS

In response to concerns expressed by RSPO members and stakeholders about the delay in process of forming the RSPO-Malaysia National Interpretation Taskforce (RSPO-MY NITF), the Malaysia Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has reiterated its interest and continued commitment in a meeting with RSPO today to lead the National Interpretation process in Malaysia.

While we believe MPOA will continue to play a vital role in the National Interpretation process for the benefits of the Malaysia palm oil sectors and stakeholders, MPOA has confirmed the meeting date of the first RSPO-MY NITF to be held on 19-20 December 2013, in Residence Hotel @ Uniten, Kajang. MPOA will start inviting nominated taskforce members for participation in the RSPO-MY NITF meeting.

Projected MY NITF meeting timeline:

  • First NITF (Kick-off) meeting, on 19-20 December 2013
  • Second NITF Meeting, by mid of January 2014
  • Public consultation, starting end of January 2014 for 60 days
  • Third NITF Meeting, by early April 2014
  • BOG endorsement, by April 2014

The projected timeline is subject to change as the final timeline will be determined during the first MY NITF Meeting.

For further information on progress of RSPO-MY NITF, please visit RSPO website at http://www.rspo.org/en/national_interpretations_revision; or contact RSPO Secretariat at:

Bremen Yong

Certification & Training Manager

Bremen.yong@rspo.org