FUNCTIONORGANIZATION CHARTFREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS (FAQ)

FUNCTION & ROLE

POLICY AND STRATEGIC UNIT

POLICY SECTION

  • Planning, formulating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating of policies, strategies, and action plans in Agricommodity such as National AgriCommodity Policy (DAKN), Strategic Plan, Risk Management Plan, and related matters; and 
  • Focal point for Malaysia Plan, National master plans, and Action Plan. 

COOPERATION BETWEEN AGENCIES SECTION

  • Planning and coordination of policies/strategies on issues/matters pertaining to environment/climate change/biodiversity/natural resources/sustainability of agricommodity sectors in accordance with relevant current policies;
  • Preparation of reports and inputs related to environment/climate change/biodiversity/natural resources/sustainability of agricommodity sectors requested from other Ministries/Agencies;
  • Preparation and coordination of feedbacks/MPIC’s brief notes for national level meeting/committees/councils related to environment/climate change/biodiversity/natural resources/sustainability;
  • Preparation of Cabinet Memorandum Review from other Ministries/Agencies related to environment/climate change/biodiversity/natural resources/sustainability;
  • Preparation and coordination of inputs to a national focal point for international conferences related to environment/climate change/biodiversity/natural resources/sustainability; and
  • Planning and coordination of MPIC’s participation in international conferences/meetings related to environment/climate change/biodiversity/natural resources/sustainability. 

KPI SECTION

  • Coordination and monitoring of YB Minister’s KPIs;
  • Coordination and monitoring of PPTPA KPIs for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and above;
  • Coordination of Kamus KPIs;
  • Coordination of the implementation of policies, strategies, and programs related to the development of agri-commodity entrepreneurs, Bumiputeras, and the cooperatives under the Ministry;
  • Coordination of MyMPI, MyKPI, MyResult, 360 Rating System, SMEIPA System, and SCENIC System;
  • Coordination of the Ministry’s Retreat Program; and
  • Coordination of Data Collection on Private Investment in the National Economic Sector under the supervision of MIDA.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION UNIT

BILATERAL SECTION

  • Coordinating the country’s position on commodity-related issues in free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations;
  • Monitoring of commodity-related issues in the ongoing FTA;
  • Coordinating the Ministry’s position on commodity-related issues at the regional level;
  • Secretariat to Committees on addressing negative issues related to commodities;
  • Coordinating the preparation of a memorandum of understanding and international treaties on cooperation on commodities;
  • Preparation of briefs on commodities;
  • Involvement in international bilateral meetings as well as negotiations on commodities;
  • Secretariat to international negotiations / meetings;
  • Coordination of economic/technical missions, annual working visits, and meetings by the  Minister, Deputy Minister, and Secretary General; and
  • Coordination of issues related to commodities in international organizations.

MULTILATERAL SECTION

  • Coordinating the country’s position on commodity-related issues in free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations;
  • Monitoring of commodity-related issues in the ongoing FTA;
  • Coordinating the Ministry’s position on commodity-related issues at the regional level;
  • Secretariat to Committees on addressing negative issues related to commodities;
  • Coordinating the preparation of a memorandum of understanding and international treaties on cooperation on commodities;
  • Preparation of briefs on commodities on the commodity;
  • Involvement in international multilateral meetings as well as negotiations on commodities;
  • Secretariat to international negotiations / meetings; and
  • Coordination of issues related to commodities in international organizations.

 COORDINATION AND STATISTIC UNIT

  • Coordination of Parliamentary affairs which related to the ministry;
  • Coordination of Post Cabinet meeting/ Top Management meeting/ Management meeting includes preparation of feedbacks for meeting related to the ministry (Ruler Council/Cabinet/Chief Minister/KSU-KP;
  • Management of administrative affairs, human resources, finance, and quality of the division;
  • Collecting and disseminating of agricommodity statistical data; and
  • Data coordination of Ministries' Smallholder Database systems (PDPK).

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FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS (FAQ) 

  • What is Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)?

NDC is a pledge by each Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate   Change (UNFCCC) to mitigate by reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG)   emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change as requested by the Paris   Agreement in 2015. As pledged in NDC, Malaysia is committed to reducing the GHG   emissions intensity of GDP by 45%   by 2030 relative to the emissions intensity of GDP in   2005. The agricommodity sector has been contributing towards achieving Malaysia’s NDC through the implementation of various mitigation programs and initiatives such as biodiesel program, biogas capture from palm oil mill effluent,   sustainable commodity certification schemes such as Malaysian Sustainable   Palm Oil   (MSPO) and Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) as well as limiting the agricommodity’s cultivation area. 

  • How does the agricommodity sector contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the country?

The agricommodity sector contributes to the achievement of the SDGs of the country through the implementation of sustainable commodity certification schemes such as   Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) to achieve parts of   Goal   2 of the SDGs (Zero   Hunger) and Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme   (MTCS) to achieve parts of Goal 15  of the SDGs (Life on Land). The agricommodity sector also contributes to the annual growth rate of Gross Domestic   Products (GDP) of the country to achieve parts of Goal 8 of the SDGs   (Decent   Work and Economic Growth). 

  • What is RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed agreement between the member states of the   Association of   Southeast   Asian   Nations (ASEAN) and its free trade agreement (FTA)   partners. The pact aims to cover trade in goods and services,   intellectual property, etc.

The RCEP is an ASEAN driven initiative that aims to integrate economically the 16   countries in Asia and Oceania countries. The Leaders of the 16 RCEP   participating   countries agreed that RCEP shall involve broader and deeper   engagement with   significant improvements over existing ASEAN Free Trade   Agreements (FTAs) and   Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements   CEPs) with these countries.

The RCEP negotiations are based on the Guiding Principles and Objectives for   Negotiating RCEP which was endorsed by the leaders at the time of launching the negotiations. The Guiding Principles are attached. 

  • When was RCEP introduced?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was introduced during the 19th   Asean meet held in November 2011. The RCEP negotiations were kick-started during the 21st ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in November 2012. The 16   participating countries are 10 ASEAN nations, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, India, and New Zealand. 

  • Why is RCEP important?

The 16 countries negotiating the RCEP together account for a third of the world's fross domestic product (GDP) and almost half the world’s population, with the combined GDPs of China and India alone making up more than half of that.   RCEP's share of the world economy could account for half of the estimated $0.5   quadrillion global (GDP, PPP) by 2050. 

  • What is the objective of RCEP?

RCEP aims to create an integrated market with 16 countries, making it easier for products and services of each of these countries to be available across this region.

The negotiations are focused on the following: Trade in goods and services,   investment, intellectual property, dispute settlement, e-commerce, small and medium enterprises, and economic cooperation. 

  • China's role in RCEP?

RCEP was pushed by Beijing in 2012 in order to counter another FTA that was in the works at the time: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The US-led TPP excluded   China. However, in 2016 US   President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the   TPP. Since then, the RCEP has become a   major tool for China to counter the US   efforts to prevent trade with Beijing. 

  • Does the National Commodity Policy (NACP) the same as National Agrofood Policy (NAP)?

National Agricommodity Policy (NACP) and National Agrofood Policy (NAP) were developed after the national agriculture policy ended in 2010. NACP is inclusive of Policy and strategy thrust for agricommodity industry such as palm oil, rubber, timber, pepper, cocoa, and kenaf while NAP was developed specifically for agrofood industry such as poultry, crops, and fisheries.