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India government to consider investing US$10 to $11 billion to boost domestic production of furniture

09-06-2020
India, government, investment, furniture production

The government of India is considering proposals to invest US$16 to $17 billion to boost domestic production of various consumer items, including furniture, air conditioners and its components, and leather footwear. This is to reduce import dependence and increase exports, other measures may include duty hikes, reported Times of India on 3rd of …

29 groups, organisations and trade unions from Malaysia: Operating businesses during MCO must be classified as offence

15-04-2020
Open letter, government, businesses operating, coronavirus, non-essential, groups, organisations, trade unions

In an open letter published on Malaysiakini, 29 groups, organisations and trade unions urged the government to classify operating businesses of non-essential nature as an offence. They expressed their shock that “it seems that it is no longer an offence for companies/businesses not providing essential services to continue to operate during …

Malaysia government reduces control order to let palm, rubber, logging sectors run skeleton shifts

20-03-2020
Malaysia, government, movement control order, partial exemption, plantations, logging, coronavirus

The Malaysian government announced partial exemptions of the movement control order to allow the palm oil, rubber, and timber sectors to resume operations on a limited scale, reported Malay Mail. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said in a statement yesterday that rubber tapping for the purpose of …

Editor’s pickPacific Rim Wood receives prestigious award from Indonesian government

06-03-2020
Pacific Rim Wood, UK sales agents, timber products, Indonesia, Primaduta Award, Indonesian Government

Pacific Rim Wood and its UK sales agents for timber products from Indonesia were presented with the Primaduta Award by the Indonesian Government in recognition of its commitment to continuously develop wood products from Indonesia, reported Timber Trades Journal.  Shaun Hannan, sales director Pacific Rim Wood  “It’s …

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