Malaysia says eyeing more imports from India after threat of palm oil restrictions


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Malaysia on Tuesday said it will look to increase imports of crude sugar and buffalo meat from India, after reports that New Delhi is considering restricting imports of palm oil from Malaysia.

“These steps will be taken in light of India’s importance as our third largest export destination in 2018 for palm oil and palm-based products worth 6.84 billion ringgit, ” Teresa Kok, the Malaysian minister in charge of the palm oil portfolio, said in a statement.

The minister said she was aware of the news on “issues that threaten the good ties between Malaysia and India”.

Reuters reported last week that India was considering restricting imports of some products from Malaysia, including palm oil, after Kuala Lumpur criticised New Delhi for its actions in Kashmir. - Reuters

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Boustead Holdings was never in the red when I was PM, claims Najib
Nurul Izzah to lead Penang, Kedah and Perlis to face GE15
Works Ministry ready to deal with floods
Court of Appeal: Citizenship for children born overseas if father is Malaysian
Datuk Seri among 25 nabbed at wild party in Janda Baik
Elderly woman believed to be part of tyre scam syndicate in Melaka
Dept heads must ensure only Malay language used at official functions
Decomposing body of woman found behind Tebobon petrol station
Shahrir received a cheque of RM1mil from Najib, bank manager tells court
Almost 1,000 firemen hired to fill vacancies, says Bomba DG

Others Also Read