Division Background

  • The Cocoa and Pepper Industry Development Division (IKL) is established after the rebranding of Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) in 2004.
  • The IKL division plays an important role in developing the cocoa and pepper industry at the domestic and international levels.

Function & Role

  • Review existing policies, strategies, programs, laws and regulations in line with the current needs of the cocoa and pepper industry.
  • Monitor activities carried out by the Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB) and the Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB).
  • Coordinate and evaluate the implementation of development projects for the cocoa and pepper industry carried out by MPIC, MC and MPB
  • Coordinate and participate in technical and trade promotion missions.
  • Attend conferences, seminars and workshops at the national and international levels
  • To update information related to the cocoa and pepper industry for formulation, planning and implementation of policies and strategies for the development of the industry.
  • Supervise general operations by LKM and MPB in accordance with the Rules and Laws, Circulars and other instructions issued by the Government.
  • Monitor and formulate strategies in addressing issues related to trade and non-trade barriers imposed on the cocoa and pepper industry
  • Participate in International Organizations of which Malaysia is a member:                                                                                                                         i.  International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)                                                                                                                                                              ii.  International Pepper Community (IPC)                                                                                                                                                                 iii.  ASEAN Cocoa Club (ACC)

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