Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia’s palm oil planters have condemned the US block on imports of FGV Holdings products, saying the move will affect more than 32,000 farmers.

The National Association of Smallholders Malaysia called the ban a “reckless act” and said it will worsen the commodity’s reputation as it is also facing anti-palm oil campaigns in Europe. The group said the US Customs and Border Protection’s accusation that FGV uses forced labour is unfounded, as most workers operate their own farms...

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