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  • 17 Jul 2019 12:00 AM
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Malaysia and Indonesia Committed to Challenge EU’s Biofuel Regulation

Malaysia and Indonesia are both committed to challenge the European Union (EU) Delegated Act that curbs palm oil use in biofuels through the World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement Body, as well as other possible avenues. They are also currently reviewing their relationship with the EU and its member states, according to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), following the seventh ministerial meeting of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) held in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting also proposed to set up a CPOPC-EU joint working group (JWG) on palm oil as a new platform to respond to the EU Delegated Act. The meeting, co-chaired by MPI Minister Teresa Kok and Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, discussed various issues related to the palm oil industry including international trade policies and market access, business and smallholder engagements, and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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