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National Interpretation (NI) of Principles and Criteria

Since countries differ in their laws for the same criteria, such as minimum wages for workers for example, cultural, and other differences, the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) are further adapted for use by each country through National Interpretations.

The National Interpretations of the P&C are available for the larger producer nations while those for smaller producer countries continue to be developed. Where, for various reasons, a National Interpretation is not available an RSPO grower may seek a local interpretation for their production. The methodology to develop National and Local Interpretation are described in the RSPO Certification Systems document.

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