Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

7th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara)
148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2161 1900     F: +603-2161 3014     E:
7th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara)
148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2161 1900 F: +603-2161 3014 E:



Upon invitation from Government of Malaysia, 7 natural rubber producing countries (Ceylon, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) sent delegations to the Conference of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, hosted by Government of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur from 2nd to 4th October, 1967. These countries then represented over 90% of the world production of natural rubber. The Conference was convened so that producing countries could consult each other and evolve effective measures to deal with problems that faced them. The Conference agreed on the immediate formation of an association of natural rubber producing countries with a joint permanent secretariat. The Conference decided to set up a Joint Working Party to prepare the draft Constitution of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). By the end of May 1968, the draft Constitution was finalized. Before the ANRPC was established, the Constitution of ANRPC had been ratified by Governments of Malaysia, Ceylon, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The inauguration of the ANRPC was implemented on 14th October 1970 in Kuala Lumpur. Delegations from the 6 founder member countries: Ceylon, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam were present. Observers from other natural rubber producing countries, viz: Cambodia, India, Invory Coast, Liberia and Nigeria, also attended. The Hon. Tun Haji Abdul Razak bin Hussein, then Prime Minister of Malaysia, made the inaugural address of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. The Association appreciated the kind offer of Government of Malaysia of office space and facilities to accommodate the Secretariat. Mr. Jamil bin Mohd Jan of Malaysia was appointed to the post of Secretary-General ad interim.

Date of Accession

The Constitution of the ANRPC came into force on 8 April 1970*, the date on which at least four Governments of countries producing natural rubber deposited instruments as approved, acceptance or accession. The date of accession of each Member is given below:
1. Government of Sri Lanka 12 September 1968
2. Government of Indonesia 17 June 1969
3. Government of Thailand 9 January 1970
4. Government of Malaysia 8 April 1970
5. Government of Vietnam 14 May 1970*
(Withdrew the membership on 5 January 1984, but rejoined on 10 October 1996)
6. Government of Singapore 5 June 1975
7. Government of India 11 August 1975
8. Government of Papua New Guinea 6 November 1975
9. Government of China 25 June 2007
10. Government of Cambodia 9 September 2009
11. Government of the Philippines 26 April 2010
12.  Government of Bangladesh  18 October 2017
 13. Government of Myanmar   24 September 2018
(* The first Session of the Assembly was held from 14 - 16 October 1970)
List of Secretaries-General

Photo Name Nominated Government Period
Mr. Jamil bin Mohd Jan Malaysia 1970-1973
Dr. Moeljono Partosoedarso Indonesia 1973-1977
Dr. Sumardi Reksopoetranto Indonesia 1978-1980
Mr. B. K. Abeyaratne Sri Lanka 1980-1982
Dr. Pimol Chitman Thailand 1982-1985
Mr. Ahmad Hassan Osman Malaysia 1985-1988
Dr. Abdul Madjid Indonesia 1989-1992
Mr. Sucharit Promdej Thailand 1992-1995
Mdm. J. Lalithambika, I. A.S. India 1995-1998
Mr. Gnoh Chong Hock Singapore 1998-2001
Mr. G. W. S. K. De Silva Sri Lanka 2001-2004
Mr. Phillip T. Pondikou Papua New Guinea 2004-2007
Mdm. Suchada Varaphornn Thailand 2007-2008
Prof. Dr. Djoko Said Damardjati Indonesia 2008 - 2011
Dato' Dr. Kamarul Baharain Basir Malaysia 2011 - 2014
Madam Sheela Thomas, I.A.S India 2014-2016
Bich Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich Viet Nam 2016 - 2019
 Mr. R. B. Premadasa Sri Lanka  2019 - 2022
Mr. Toh Heng Guan Singapore 2023- present
Sessions of Assembly, Meetings of Executive Committee, Seminars and Conferences

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Dato' Dr. Kamarul Baharain Basir Malaysia 2011 - 2014
Dato' Dr. Kamarul Baharain Basir Malaysia 2011 - 2014

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