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28201. 08/05/2003
Jakarta, May 7 (Dow Jones) - Indonesia's government and private industryhave jointly formed a commission to help generate reliable data on thecountry's palm oil industry as well lay the foundation for a palm oil boardexpected to begin operations in the next six months, the chairwoman of theIndonesian Palm Oil Commission said late Tuesday.Speaking at the launch of the commission, Delima Hasri Azahari said sheexpects the body to help lend some certainty to the palm oil market.Delima said there is a lack of reliable data on palm oil in the areasofdomestic production, consumption, exports and stocks. "We will startcollecting and releasing official data in the future."She said the newly formed commission is made up of 20 governmentofficialsand members of palm oil associations. It will report to the Minister ofAgriculture.Delima said palm oil associations represented in the commission includethe Indonesian Palm Oil Producers' Association, or Gapki, the Palm OilGrowers' Association, the Edible Oil Association of Indonesia and the OilPalmResearch Institute.The government is also planning to set up a palm oil board in the nextsixmonths, she said.In Malaysia, the largest producer and exporter of palm oil in theworld,the state-run Malaysian Palm Oil Board acts as the central agencyspearheadingthe development of the industry as well as disseminating information onproduction, exports and stocks.Indonesia, the second largest producer of palm oil, is a closecompetitorto Malaysia and is fast catching up because of abundant availability oflandand cheap labor.Indonesia's palm oil output is expected to reach 9.6 million tons in2003,up from around 9 million tons last year, according to data from Gapki.Malaysia produced 11.9 million tons of crude palm oil last year.
28202. 08/05/2003
Thursday, May 08, 2003 - THE local palm oil industry, with the assistanceof the Malaysian government, will be taking steps to counter the risinganti-palm oil and anti-tropical oil sentiment in northern Europe similarto the smear campaign by the American Soybean Association (ASA) in thelate 1980s.
28203. 07/05/2003
5/5/2003 - MALAYSIA has an advantage over Indonesia to capitalise on India’s reduction of basic import duty on processed palm oil.
28204. 07/05/2003
ISLAMABAD (May 07 2003) : The Minister for Industries and Production,Liaquat Ali Jatoi is likely to ask the Finance Ministry to withdrawGeneral Sales Tax on ghee and cooking oil and also give relief in otherlevies, official sources told Business Recorder .
28205. 07/05/2003
Wednesday, May 07 2003 - A NEW palm oil-based futures and two more bondfutures products will be in the market this year, promising investorslonger-term hedging options and a more liquid Malaysian derivativesmarket.
28206. 06/05/2003
JAKARTA, May 1 Asia Pulse - Indonesia plans to export 40,000 tons of palmoil to Russia in May-July under a countertrade agreement signed by theleaders of the two countries last week.
28207. 06/05/2003
KARACHI (May 03 2003) : About 20 percent general sales tax (GST) islikely to be imposed by the Federal Government on the import of oilseedsin the coming budget, it is learnt.
28208. 06/05/2003
JAKARTA (May 06 2003) : An Asean Vegetable Oils Club (AVOC) meeting,scheduled for May 10 on the resort island of Bali, has been postponed dueto concerns over the deadly Sars virus, an industry official said onMonday.
28209. 01/05/2003
KUALA LUMPUR (May 01 2003) - India, the world's largest edible oilimporter, on Wednesday reduced customs duty on RBD palm oil to 70 percentfrom 85 percent to remove the difference in duty structure among variousimported oils.
28210. 01/05/2003
HAMBURG (April 30 2003) : Hamburg-based newsletter Oil World said 2002/03global soyabean crushings are likely to reach only 169.12 million tonnes,down 500,000 tonnes from its previous estimate on March 14.
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