ANRPC meeting to discuss sustainability costs

Kuala Lumpur – The upcoming annual meeting of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is set to discuss sustainability and its costs for natural rubber (NR) smallholders.

To be held 7 October in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the event will investigate the “limitations” of the sector in adopting the sustainability norms mainly initiated by the tire industry, said ANRPC in a statement 16 July.

The additional costs to adopt the prescribed practices and maintain standards, and “the abnormally high” fee for the certification, make it difficult for…

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