US bans imports from Malaysia ’s palm oil company FGV
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 — The United States has banned imports of palm oil from Malaysia n company FGV Holdings following an investigation into allegations it uses forced labour, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said today. FGV, the world’s largest crude palm oil producer, and some...
Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 10:36 PM MYTFGV, the world’s largest crude palm oil producer, and some other suppliers of the oil used in everything from food to cosmetics to biodiesel have long faced allegations from rights groups over labour and human rights abuses. — Picture by Choo Choy May
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 — The United States has banned imports of palm oil from Malaysian company FGV Holdings following an investigation into allegations it uses forced labour, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said today.FGV, the world’s largest crude palm oil producer, and some other suppliers of the oil used in everything from food to cosmetics to biodiesel have long faced allegations from rights groups over labour and human rights abuses.
FGV did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The US agency said the ban was the result of a year-long investigation that revealed signs of forced labour such as abuse of the vulnerable, deception, physical and sexual violence, intimidation and threats, and retention of identity documents.
The investigation also raised concerns that forced child labour was potentially being used in FGV’s production processes, CBP said in a statement, adding that the ban would come into effect immediately.“The use of forced labour in the production of such a ubiquitous product allows companies to profit from the abuse of vulnerable workers,” said Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner of CBP’s trade office.
Indonesia and Malaysia are the two biggest producers of palm oil and the industry has also been blamed for deforestation and the destruction of natural habitats.Smith said CBP had received allegations around the broader palm oil industry and asked US importers to look into the labour practices of their suppliers.
“I can’t be more specific at this point but I would suggest that US importers doing business with palm oil producers take a look at their supply chain and ask a lot of questions around the labour practices,” she said.US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, which has a joint venture with FGV, should take the ban “seriously” if it is an importer of its palm oil products, Smith said.
Procter & Gamble did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The CBP ban comes after rights groups called on US authorities last year to investigate FGV over concerns about forced labour and human trafficking on its plantations.About 84 per cent of palm plantation workers in Malaysia, or some 337,000 workers, are migrants from countries including Indonesia, India and Bangladesh.
Anti-trafficking group Liberty Shared submitted a petition to CBP in April against another Malaysian palm oil producer, Sime Darby Plantation, over alleged labour abuse.The company said in July it had asked the rights group for more information and that it would swiftly address any breaches following a thorough investigation. — ReutersRead more: Malay Mail »
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Must becos of apartheid policies Hud-Hud will fly tu US to warn them about the punishment for not buying from a Muslim country.. Takiri dan willie... Tolong jawab Apa kata takiri babi tu Just a ploy to push soybean oil. Wonder what will the Minister say, hmmm ... We will form a committee to investigate? Blame it on the previous minister? Do nothing
Its nothing political. US ban the import due to pressure from environmentalists that believe palm oil plantation contributing to global warming. If DAP was the government, US would still ban the import regardless. The worst thing was no body will buy including turkey or India. The ban, known as a Withhold Release Order, comes a year after GLJhub ILRF RAN SumofUs petitioned CBP to sanction FGV over forced labor on their palm oil plantations in Malaysia. Read our press release on the news here:
I want to see how our politicians deal with this.. Now is the time to ask Takiri where is the 80B worth of Palm Oil export to Turkey. 'We don't need the US' Says the PAS walaunssss Congratulations menteri tak kuarantin sila tampil untuk selesaikan
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US to detain FGV products over forced labour allegationsThe US Customs and Border Protection says investigations also show restriction on movement, sexual violence and excessive overtime involving labour at FGV operations. FMTNews FGV Fail to meet ethical standards? You and your superiority! Yes...there might be some improvements can be made. But kau punya Covid19 case tu mencanak2. Staggering 2.5mil active cases! Settlekan tu dulu before nk kata org. The ban, known as a Withhold Release Order, comes a year after GLJhub ILRF RAN SumofUs petitioned CBP to sanction FGV over forced labor on their palm oil plantations in Malaysia. Read our press release on the news here:
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