Chinese Agricultural Scientists Attempt to Introduce Palm Oil Trees in the Mainland

Chinese agricultural scientists have created a trial plantation of oil-producing palm trees in the country’s southernmost island province of Hainan. The Hainan-based Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences said on Friday [17 November 2017] it has taken two years to grow the exotic tropical plant. So far, it is thriving on a 5-hectare trial plantation

Malaysian Palm Oil Exports to China Struggle to Compete with Indonesian Supply and Cheap Soybean Oil

While Malaysia, the world’s second largest producer of crude palm oil (CPO), is seeking to export more palm oil to China following Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visits to China, it may be a tall order this year, as soybean supplies remain ample and Indonesia, another major CPO producer, still has its competitive advantage over Malaysia.

Chinese Groundnut Oil Producer Proposes Reverse Takeover of Malaysian Telecom Company

China edible oil producer, Henan Xinghe Oil and Fat Co Ltd, plans to introduce its branded oil products to Malaysia in the wake of a proposed reverse takeover (RTO) of Key West Global Telecommunications Bhd. The move will mark the first foray of the company, one of China’s top six edible oil makers, out of

China’s Tougher Quality Requirements May Hurt Malaysian Palm Oil Industry

Still fresh from the aftermath of Indonesia’s lower palm oil export duty regime, local refiners are now faced with a new challenge China’s Inspection and Quarantine Bureau’s (CIQ) tighter requirements on imported edible oils, including refined palm oil, to be of “landed quality” rather than the preceding “shipped quality at origin” introduced early this month.