27/05/2008 (Gulf Daily News), Manama - Malaysian palm oil exports to Bahrain are expected to cross 1,250 metric tonnes this year, according to latest studies by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC).
The optimistic projection poses outstanding opportunities for Malaysian palm oil exporters currently participating at the first Malaysia-UAE Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar (POTS), which opened yesterday in Dubai.
The two-day event, which has been jointly organised by MPOC and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, will run under the theme Exceeding Expectations, Enriching Partnerships.
Headlining Malaysia's total exports to the country last year were its palm oil exports, which have witnessed a 5.6 per cent rise to exceed 986 metric tonnes last year.
With aims of further strengthening their ties with the leading source of palm oil in the region, players from the Bahrain market will be joining other regional companies as participants in this inaugural event.