US says Sime Darby no longer using forced labour

AUTHORITIES in the US have said Sime Darby Plantation Bhd is no longer relying on forced labour, which will allow the conglomerate to resume palm oil exports to the US.

A notice on the US Federal Register yesterday stated that the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has determined that palm oil products made by Sime Darby Plantation were no longer produced with forced labour.