EU to engage local palm oil industry stakeholders in talks, plantations visits

The European Commission will hold a consultation process with Malaysian palm oil industry stakeholders next week.
The European Union (EU) Ambassador and head of delegation to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez said the four expert panels would engage various palm oil stakeholders in the country, which will include site visits to plantations.
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ASEAN ROUNDTABLE SERIES "TRADE WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON ASEAN"

ASEAN must uphold rules-based free markets for trade and investment as a bloc in spite of potential short-term opportunistic benefits brought on by the U.S.-led trade wars

While ASEAN member states typically will respond to the United States-China trade war on the basis of individual national interests, it is also in the member states’ national interest to collectively make ASEAN economic integration and beyond more real in order to position the East Asian Region as the bedrock of future expansion and prosperity.

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EU-Malaysia Trade and Investment Forum 2018

The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) proudly held its annual trade & investment forum – the ‘EU-Malaysia Trade and Investment Forum 2018’ at Doubletree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Connecting the Malaysian Economy with the Vast European Markets

Highlighting the strengths of the Malaysian business landscape, as the most cost-effective entry-point into the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, Roberto Benetello, the CEO of the European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is proud of EUMCCI’s role as a strong business ally of entrepreneurs from both sides of the partnership.

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Malaysian Enterprises amongst the most advanced in Southeast Asia in Implementing Digital Transformation Strategies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Information and Operations Technology professionals from local enterprises and government agencies will gather at the 21st Edition of Asia IoT Business Platform, being held at the Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur on 23rd & 24th April 2018. Endorsed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, this year's event will focus on how Malaysian government agencies and enterprises address key challenges and pain points in the process of adopting and using IoT effectively, in order to tap on unexplored angles of potential business opportunities.
Malaysia launched its National IoT Strategic Roadmap in 2015, with the goal of contributing RM42.5 (US$13.4) billion to Gross National Income by 2025. Several schemes have been implemented to provide relevant assistance for local enterprises to adopt IoT implementation projects and the results have been encouraging. In a survey conducted by Asia IoT Business Platform in 2017, 86% of Malaysian enterprises were found to be currently exploring or implementing IoT solution while 52% of enterprises were in the fact-finding stage of learning about IoT solutions. 
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EU palm oil ban needs huge dialogue

The European business community believes the proposed palm oil import ban requires an enormous amount of dialogues among stakeholders to understand each other’s position better.
The European Union (EU) Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) CEO Roberto Benetello (picture) told The Malaysian Reserve (TMR) that both parties — exporter countries like Malaysia and the EU countries as importers — need to understand each other’s position in order to have a better debate in the future.
"It's important for Malaysia to understand the expectations from Europe in terms of sustainability, as much as the Europeans to understand what progress has been made here (in Malaysia) to improve the sustainability aspect and get the real picture of the current situation," Benetello told TMR on the sidelines of the Europa Awards for Sustainability 2018 soft launch in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
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