Teresa Kok to promote palm oil, rubber and timber on China trade mission

  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Aug 2018

The government will draw up new strategies and approaches to combat the anti-palm oil campaign by the European Union (EU) which give negative perceptions of the palm oil industry in this country.

KUALA LUMPUR: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok will be part of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s official delegation to China, to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber.

In a statement Friday, the ministry said the Prime Minister will witness the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on Aug 20, involving palm oil and rubber.

On Aug 21-24, Kok will lead an economic, promotion and investment mission to Beijing and Guangzhou to promote Malaysia’s commodities, explore market and investment opportunities, industry collaborations between private sectors, as well as, address trade and investment issues.

The minister will hold several high-level bilateral discussions including, among others, with China’s Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Minister of General Administration of Customs Ni Yuefeng and President of the Chinese Nutrition Society Prof Dr Yang Yuexin.

“Apart from meeting government officials, she will also attend a networking dinner on Aug 22 in Beijing with representatives from China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation, Sinograin Oil Corporation and China Chamber of Commerce for Foodstuff and Native Produce.

“The meeting is aimed at strengthening the network with the state-owned enterprises which are major importers of palm oil in China,” the statement added.

On Aug 23, Kok would arrive in Guangzhou to visit FGV China Oils Ltd Co for an insight of its operations in China.

She will also have a networking dinner with Chinese rubber automotive parts makers. This is to explore possible collaboration between companies from both countries to make rubber automotive parts in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, her visit to the Louvre International Exhibition Centre and Riccione Furniture Industry aims to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in the furniture industry. —Bernama

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