Malaysia aims to strengthen agricultural commodities trade relations with Pakistan through a recent three-day working visit to the republic by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Malaysia's producer price index (PPI) for local production, which measures the costs of goods at the factory gate, rose 9.7% year-on-year in February 2022, “led by higher prices of the primary commodity”, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), in collaboration with Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB), is building bridges between Malaysian and Turkish companies by launching an e-Gallery at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport, Turkey.
About 400,000ha, or 40%, of the total rubber plantations operated by smallholders nationwide have been found to be inactive or not consistently producing rubber, says Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.
The US Food and Drug Administration has finalized guidance on recommended steps medical device, drug and other manufacturers and distributors for initiating and managing voluntary recalls of products falling under the agency’s jurisdiction.
The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority, or Risda, wants member countries of the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) — Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia — to come to an agreement on fixing the price of the commodity.
Ansell, a world leader in personal protective equipment, continues to play a leading role in ensuring the protection of workers vulnerable to forced labor in supply chains within the medical supplies industry. On March 1, 2022, the newly-formed Responsible Glove Alliance (RGA) announced its launch, with Ansell one of seven founding members.
Bursa Malaysia-listed glove makers such as Supermax Corp Bhd, Careplus Group Bhd and Rubberex Corp (M) Bhd — which are due to release their October-December 2021 results this month — are set to suffer the same fate as their peers, which saw earnings fall during the latest quarter on lower average selling prices (ASPs) and sales volumes, no thanks to increased supplies from new glove entrants.
PERAK-based Wellcall Holdings Bhd — the largest rubber hose manufacturer in the country — has adopted a high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) strategy, which gives the company a significant competitive edge in producing customised merchandise for its clients.
The US Food and Drug Administration has published new guidance on reporting and notification requirements to better mitigate supply disruptions when medical device manufacturers cease or suspend production during public health emergencies.
The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin is launching the Malaysia Rubber Product Virtual Showcase (MaRViS) at Expo 2020 Dubai. The launch is in conjunction with the Malaysian Rubber Council’s (MRC) participation during week 17 of Expo 2020 Dubai themed “Energising Today-Exploring Sustainable Agricommodity”.
The National Agricommodity Policy (DAKN) 2021-2030 will drive the development of the agricommodity sector in a more sustainable, competitive and market-oriented manner in line with new norms and increased digital technology use post-Covid-19, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
New guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration explains a phased transition plan for medical devices currently covered by agency enforcement policies devised to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.
For electric vehicles (EVs) to become mainstream, they need cost-effective, safer, longer-lasting batteries that won’t explode during use or harm the environment. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology may have found a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries made from a common material: rubber.
The rubber glove industry will have to contend with normalising profitability this year due to heightened competition and global vaccination progress since demand has come off its peak seen in the first quarter of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to give medical device makers 180-days’ notice before terminating emergency use authorizations (EUAs) and phasing out its enforcement policies for medical devices issued during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).