Palm oil firm vows to clear its name after US ban for abusing workers

MALAYSIAN palm-oil producer FGV Holdings said today it was determined to clear its name after the United States banned imports of its products.

The US Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade said it was banning the company’s goods because of indications that they were produced by forced labour, citing concerns about child labour and physical and sexual violence.

The announcement came a week after a major investigation into the palm-oil industry found rampant abuse of...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-10-01 21:53
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