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Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani

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10/10/2002

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Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani

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Kuala Lumpur conference to discuss dynamics of oil
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 7. (Asia Intelligence Wire) - THE Oils and FatsInternational Congress 2002 (OFIC 2002) to be held here this week isgetting ready for a great start with several hundred delegates from acrossthe world participating.Over the next three days, diverse issues covering oils and fats in humannutrition; agricultural biotechnology and novel oil crops; and globalbusiness in oils and fats will be discussed.In the module on global issues, presentations will cover dynamics of theglobal oils and fats trade, implications of post-Doha WTO on palm oilbusiness; latest developments in Codex Alimentarius; India's policy onliberalisation versus protectionism in edible oils; and several otherissues will come up for discussion.The meet will be inaugurated by Dr Lim Keng Yaik, Malaysia's Minister forPrimary Industries. The World congress on oleochemicals will also be apart of OFIC 2002.Organised by the Malaysian Oil Scientists' and Technologists' Associationtogether with various bodies for palm oil promotion, the meet will alsosee the launch of an international oils and fats technology exposition.Over 600 delegates including many fromIndia are expected to participate, the organisers said.