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    ASEAN Rubber Business Council (ARBC) Virtual Meetings Hosted By MRE On 24 August 2021

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    On 24th August 2021, the ASEAN Rubber Business Council (ARBC) had organized two meetings:  27th Assembly of ARBC and 23rd Economics & Statistics Committee (ESC) Meeting virtually via Google Meet platform in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis impacting us globally. The meeting provided a platform for members to exchange views of common issues concerning rubber trade matters that have an impact on all members. Among the important matters discussed in the ARBC meetings were natural rubber (NR) statistics, prices, market outlook, international trade matters as well as the administrative matters of the organisation. The 27th Assembly of ARBC was chaired by the Chairman of ARBC cum Chairman of Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA), Mr Tran Ngoc Thuan while the 23rd ESC Meeting was chaired by Mr Teo Soon Huat from FRTAM.

    The virtual meetings were attended by representatives from association members of ARBC such as Thai Rubber Association (TRA), Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA), Rubber Trade Association of Indonesia (GAPKINDO), Rubber Trade Association of Singapore (RTAS), Myanmar Rubber Producers & Planters Association (MRPPA) and Federation of the Rubber Trade Associations of Malaysia (FRTAM). MRE which is a unit under the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) is a permanent secretariat for ARBC.