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Indonesia Pushes Palm Oil Firms To Take Legal Action Against EU

Published on Mar 26 2019 9:40 AM in Supply Chain tagged: Palm Oil / Supply Chain / EU / Indonesia / WTO / Paywall

Indonesia Pushes Palm Oil Firms To Take Legal Action Against EU

Indonesia's government has said it will encourage the country's palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the European Union if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to phase out use of the commodity in renewable transport fuel.

Indonesia, the world's biggest palm oil producer, has strongly condemned the EU move to classify palm as a crop that causes deforestation that should be phased out by 2030 in transport fuel under the bloc's Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).

The European Union is the second-largest market, behind India, for Indonesian palm, which accounted for around 12% of the country's exports in 2017, according to government data.

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