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France seeks freeze on palm oil use, imports


  • Palm Oil
  • Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018

Small farmers in Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer after Indonesia, said a move to cap palm oil exports at an EU level would be discriminatory and a "betrayal".

Small farmers in Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer after Indonesia, said a move to cap palm oil exports at an EU level would be discriminatory and a "betrayal".

PARIS: France wants to cap and progressively cut palm oil imports and will propose to do so at a European level, a junior minister said on Monday, as farmers block refineries across the country in protest against use of the vegetable oil in biofuels.

"We will commit at EU level to cap, to freeze ... based on the total 2017 volumes, the volume of imported (palm) oil to reduce it gradually in the coming years," French junior ecology minister Sebastien Lecornu said on Europe 1 radio.

Palm Oil , Plantations

   

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