Malaysia warns public contracts at risk in EU palm oil row - Supply Management
The palm oil industry is the fourth largest contributor to Malaysia's gross national income © PA Images
The palm oil industry is the fourth largest contributor to Malaysia's gross national income © PA Images

Malaysia warns public contracts at risk in EU palm oil row

14 February 2018

Malaysia said it may impose a ban on EU countries winning its public contracts in retaliation for the bloc’s “unfair exclusion” of palm oil biofuels.

Speaking at the launch of the Sime Darby Plantation Operational and Productivity Excellence Summit, Seri Mustapa Mohamed, international trade and industry minister, said on top of refusing defence projects to EU countries, the government could also collaborate with government-linked companies to determine where they should buy and sell goods. 

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