Large oil palm plantations without cert to face fine and penalty

New guildelines: All smallholders, estates and palm oil mills that have not obtained the MSPO certification or begun the process of certification have been urged to get the certification as soon as possible.

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil palm estates of more than 40.47 hectares and palm oil mills that fail to obtain the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification or begin the process of the certification on Jan 1,2020, will be fined and penalised as it is construed as an offence under the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (Licensing) 2005 regulation number 15.

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) said in a statement that failure to comply with the regulation would result in MPOB penalising, suspending, cancelling or not renewing licences under the provision of the regulation.

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