India may restrict imports of palm oil, other goods from Malaysia: Report

Sun Online Desk

12th October, 2019 01:17:06 printer

India may restrict imports of palm oil, other goods from Malaysia: Report

 

India is considering restricting imports of some products from Malaysia including palm oil, according to government and industry sources, in reaction to the Southeast Asian country’s leader criticising New Delhi for its actions in Kashmir.

The sources asked not to be named as the proposal was still under discussion, reports Hindustan Times.

The government was angered after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said last month at the United Nations that India had “invaded and occupied” Jammu and Kashmir and asked New Delhi to work with Pakistan to resolve the issue. The Centre revoked the special constitutional status of Jammu-Kashmir on August 5.

India, the world’s biggest importer of edible oils, is planning to substitute Malaysian palm oil with supplies of edible oils from countries such as Indonesia, Argentina and Ukraine, said the sources.

 

 


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