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WPB Week #46/17, 13 - 17 Nov 2017
The market showed a mixed response during the week. In Lampung, Bangka and Sarawak local prices increased marginally while in India and Sri Lanka decreased. Anticipated good harvest of the upcoming crop season in India may be the main reason for the decrease. In Viet Nam the price were reported stable as last week. Local price stood at VND 75,500 and VND 117,500 per Kg for black and white pepper respectively and for FOB price was at the level of $4,050 and $5750 per Mt for black 550g/l and white 630g/l respectively.

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Pesticide Residue Training, 26-27th September 2017, Kuching, Malaysia
The pesticide residue hands-on training on pepper was jointly hosted by the IPC and the Malaysian Pepper Board on 26th - 27th September 2017 at MPB Central Laboratory, Kuching, Malaysia. The training, which consisted of laboratories personnel from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, focused on understanding the needs and role of the pepper residue laboratory networks and enhancing the pesticide residue knowledge and skills of laboratories personnel from IPC member countries.

This seminar consisted of two main sessions in which paper was presented in selected topic. These two sessions were: (1) regional pesticide control scenario in pepper farming and; (2) quality control procedure for pesticide residue analysis. In addition to exchange of idea and information, this training also provided hand on activities to all participants from the IPC member countries to learn technique for residue extraction and analysis using standard protocol as stated in SANCO document.

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Market Review - September 2017
In September the market was quiet in most producing countries. More active trading was taking place in Brazil in view of the harvest was on the up swing trend. Some activity was also reported in Viet Nam following good harvest resulted this year. Except in Sarawak, pepper price at most origin has shown a decreasing trend during the month. 

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Sarawak pepper still a world-renowned brand

The Borneo Post: SRI AMAN: Sarawak pepper remains a renowned brand worldwide with its quality ranked among the best of all pepper producing countries. Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur, said Sarawak pepper has made Malaysians proud given the high quality of the commodity.

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