Malaysia to try new strategy for NR industry

ERJ staff report (BC)

Singapore – Malaysia will introduce new measures in the next few months to ensure growth of both the upstream and downstream sectors of the domestic natural rubber industry, according to local sources quoted by Clement Choo of Platts.

Salmiah Ahmad, director-general of the Malaysian Rubber Board, said that under the country’s economic transformation programme (ETP), the government has initiated two “entry point” projects, aimed at increasing average national rubber productivity to 2 000 kg/hectare annually by 2020, and ensuring the sustainability of the…

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