PORAM – Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia
The Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM) was formed in 1975 primarily to present a representative voice to the Government and the trade in all matters related to the palm oil industry.
Being a trade association, PORAM is a voluntary, non-profit organization. Its members comprise of companies involved in the refining and related downstream processing of palm oil, palm kernel oil and other vegetable oils including ancillary services.
PORAM and the Government
Through PORAM, palm oil refiners in Malaysia can act collectively and in unison to ensure that the Government understands and recognizes the needs and problems of the industry at all times.
PORAM is represented in the relevant Government bodies, among which are:
Services to Members
Various forms of services available to members include:
PORAM and Trade Promotion
PORAM assists members in establishing business contacts and promoting their exports, through a wide range of export promotion services such as:
PORAM and Related Organizations
Since its inception, the Association has played significant roles in enhancing the position of the palm oil refining industry in the country as well as abroad. PORAM works closely with various trade organizations including the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA), The Palm Oil Millers’ Association (POMA). Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers’ Association (MEOMA), Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers’ Group (MOMG) and the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA). PORAM is affiliated to the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA International). Together with FOSFA International, PORAM has jointly issued a contract for Palm Oil Products in Bulk (CIF) or more widely known as the FOSFA 8I contract. PORAM is a founder member of the ASEAN Vegetable Oils Club (AVOC). PORAM is also an affiliate member of The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).