Welcome To Plantations International,
Below you will find our most Frequently Asked Questions about our Agarwood Plantation Ownership program that offers a minimum Guaranteed 19.71%+ Annualized Returns.
Harvested Marketable Products: Agarwood Oil (Oud Oil), Agarwood Chips, and Powder.
Agarwood is the resinous heartwood that grows inside Aquilaria trees. Plantations International has Aquilaria tree plantations in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and is the global market leader in Agarwood cultivation and sales.
Due to overwhelming demand and extremely limited supply, Agarwood is by far the most valuable and expensive wood in the world. When Agarwood chips are ground and distilled into oil, Agarwood oil, or “Oud Oil” as it is officially known, is the key ingredient in some most luxurious and expensive fragrances in the world.
Top fragrance houses such as Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Versace to name a few, have all incorporated Oud Oil within their premium fragrance lines. Now, with over 1,000 new fragrances launched each year, the global fragrance market has reached a current market valuation of over USD 33 billion and growing!
Q: Who are the main buyers and distributors of Agarwood and Oud Oil?
The main buyers and distributors of Agarwood and Oud Oil are…
- Hundreds of Fragrance Houses / Cosmetic Companies
- Pharmaceutical companies and companies producing Traditional Chinese Medicines
- Countless retailers mostly in the Middle East and the Gulf States.
- Agarwood chip and Oud Oil wholesalers
Please Watch The Below Video, The video will give you an in-depth understanding of what Agarwood and the Oud Oil industry is and its current market demand.
~ Agarwood Plantation Ownership Snapshot
- 19.71% Average Annualized Returns.
- Starting as low as USD 16,390
- 100% Fully Asset-backed! All Trees are Already Planted and Growing Healthy.
- Fully Managed “Hands-Free” Project.
- Experienced Management Team with Active Agarwood Projects in 3 Countries!
- 100% Contractually Guaranteed Harvest.
- Established Exit Market, With Multiple Off-Take Agreements.
- 100% Replacement Guarantee.
- The Most Expensive Wood in the World.
- Complimentary Inspection Visit Included. Come to Thailand and see your plantation!
Q: What is my entry price and what kind of returns can I expect?
Your entry price is only USD 327.80 per tree and trees are sold in minimum blocks of 50, this means that 50 trees are only USD 16,390. Your expected annualized returns are 19.71% based on our guaranteed sales price of USD 325 per Tola as fully explained in the below webinar.
Q: In which currency and in what method will I receive my harvest proceeds?
All harvest proceeds are paid within 30 days of Plantations International selling the harvested product from your trees, by default all harvest proceeds are by bank wire transferred in USD, EUR, CHF, or BTC.
Please Watch The Below Investment Webinar, it’s a detailed step by step explanation of how the Agarwood investment works. Included is all the key information required to give you a clear understanding of all the benefits, market demand, and exit strategies associated with owning an Agarwood tree plantation in Thailand.
Q: Since Oud Oil is sold by the “Tola”, what exactly is a Tola a unit of measurement?
The “Tola” unit of measurement is fully explained in the above webinar, but it is a unit of measurement most commonly used in the measurement of commercial gold. A Tola is 12 grams. (1 Tola = 12 Grams). Statistically speaking each of your trees will yield 2-4 Tolas of Oud Oil by year 7, making your average Oud Oil yield at 3 Tolas Per Tree.
Q: What is my minimum guaranteed price of Oud Oil that I will receive on a per Tola basis?
We offer a minimum guaranteed price of USD 325 per Tola. Since your trees are expected to yield an average of 3 Tolas Per Tree. Your expected returns are USD 975 on a Per Tree Basis before harvest fees are deducted.
Q: What is Plantations International’s Harvesting fee?
Plantations International will deduct a 20% harvesting fee from your gross proceeds. This means that you will receive 80% of the harvest proceeds.
Q: What exact documentation will I receive to document the purchase of my trees?
You will receive the following two documents:
- A sales & management agreement for your trees outlining our duties and responsibilities.
- A certified Tree Ownership Certificate, stating the exact amount of trees you own and their exact geographical coordinates.
Q: How long can I let my trees grow?
Your maximum permitted growth term is 15 years but you can request them to be harvested as early as year 7.
Q: Since I can let my trees grow for 15 years, does this increase the quantity of Oud Oil that my trees will produce?
Yes indeed, on average the Oud Oil count in your trees is expected to increase at a rate of 10% per year. You are under no obligation to harvest at year 7, you may select to harvest at any time between years 7 to 15. Please see below the table of harvest yields on a yearly basis. These are your trees, you are in control.
Q: Why Should you add Agarwood Trees to Your Portfolio?
Simply put, unlike other traditional asset classes such as stocks, bonds, or fixed bank deposits, forestry is completely uncorrelated to the financial markets, We have all seen the extreme market volatility caused by the Covid-19 virus, forcing most governments to lower bank interest rates, some as low as 0%.
Some countries such as Switzerland, for example, have negative interest rates where depositors are actually paying for the privilege of having the banks hold their savings. Forestry as an asset class is mostly immune to this type of extreme volatility and market crashes.
Sustainably managed forestry is considered to be one of the world’s most stable and most consistently reliable asset classes. Trees do not worry about political changes or downturns in the markets and industry sectors. Trees just grow and grow, and Plantations International has the perfect way to make this work for you. Not only do we offer you complete risk mitigation via our guaranteed tree replacement policy. Your harvest returns are also underpinned by a contractually guaranteed minimum sales price and by a constantly increasing and demanding market.
Q: What kind of scientific team does Plantations International have backing it?
Plantations International maintains Agarwood related scientific research and development facilities on the grounds of two of the most prestigious agricultural universities in Asia.
1) Instiper Agriculture Institute in Yogyakarta Indonesia (20 Year Collaboration Agreement)
2) University of Kuala Lumpur, Institute of Chemical & Bioengineering Technology in Malaysia
The primary focuses of our scientific teams are the following:
- To produce AAA Rated Oud Oil for the export markets.
- To develop the highest quality inoculation and distillation methods that will limit wastage.
Q: What if my Agarwood trees are destroyed or do not grow properly, do you provide any type of insurance?
Yes, asset insurance is provided in the form of our tree replacement policy and it is indicated in your client agreement. Should any of your trees be damaged, become sick, or die due to any of the below, Plantations International contractually agrees to replace them immediately from our own buffer stock, thus Guaranteeing You a 100% Harvest.
- Wild animal damage
- Cyclone & Hurricane
- Theft & Vandalism
- Pest and disease
- Hail Damage
In order to mitigate all risk factors, rigorous assessment and due diligence of plantation sites are conducted every quarter. Each plantation is irrigated, fenced, and has 24 hours a day security and an on-duty plantation manager.
Q: Why does Plantations International offer plantation ownership opportunities to third parties and not just do it all themselves?
The board of directors of Plantations International has made an economically strategic decision to offer third party plantation ownership opportunities alongside our own tree stocks in order to accelerate our corporate growth and become the recognized market leader in the shortest time frame without incurring bank debt. We currently only offer one-third of our Agarwood trees for sale in our third-party plantation ownership program, thus keeping two-thirds of our Agarwood trees for our own purposes.
Q: What is the history of Agarwood?
Agarwood has been used by Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus alike in countless religious ceremonies since the beginning of recorded time. Legend has it that when Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, they were allowed to take with them but one item. It was a branch from an Agarwood tree, within which lay one of the most remarkable and valuable natural substances known to man.
It was mentioned in the bible that Nicodemus brought “a roll of myrrh and aloes” weighing about 100 Roman pounds, to be used in preparing for Jesus’ ascension in Heaven. The aloes brought by Nicodemus is Agarwood as referred to in the Hebrew Scriptures and Muslim Hadiths. Agarwood has been revered by civilizations, religions, and cultures for thousands of years for its health-giving properties and positive psychoactive effects. Please watch the above webinar, it will give you a fuller understanding of this truly remarkable tree.
Q: Is it possible to visit my plantation in Thailand?
Yes! In fact, once you’re a client partner of ours, we very highly encourage you to come to Thailand and visit your plantation. Just let us know of your desired visitation dates and we will make complimentary hotel arrangements for you and one guest at one of our luxury partner hotels such as the Hilton, Marriot, and Hyatt Regency. Your plantation is located in the province of Chonburi in Thailand, just an hour’s drive from Bangkok city center.
Please Note: All complimentary accommodation is for 2 persons, based on a shared deluxe room basis with a king-size or two twin size beds. Also, Since Bangkok is considered a highly sought after tourist destination, many of our clients have requested to extend their stay and make a holiday out of it, if this will be the case for you, please let us know in advance and our reservation team will handle all your extended bookings and you will receive our corporate discount rates at all our partner hotels.
Q: Can I transfer or sell my trees to a third party?
Yes, your trees are your exclusive private property, you may sell them or transfer them to anyone at any time without restrictions. Your trees are part of your estate and can be passed on to whoever you choose, just like your home.
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