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Malaysia to pick experts for EU panel on land usage for palm oil


Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries presenting a memento to Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment , Maritime Affairs and Fisheries after their meeting on October 5, 2018. - Bernama

Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries presenting a memento to Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment , Maritime Affairs and Fisheries after their meeting on October 5, 2018. - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has agreed to appoint experts to be part of the European Commission’s panel which will look into indirect land use, which is crucial to avert discrimination by the EU countries.

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said on Sunday the experts would sit in the EC’s expert panel on indirect land use change (ILUC). The decision of the panel could impact future use of palm oil as part of the biofuel mix within the  European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II.

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