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Malaysia could curb French purchases if palm oil use restricted


  • Palm Oil
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Dr Mahathir has called on the French leader Macron to reject the proposed ban on palm oil in biofuels, adding that the trade relationship between the two countries depended on mutual respect for each other's commodities.

Dr Mahathir has called on the French leader Macron to reject the proposed ban on palm oil in biofuels, adding that the trade relationship between the two countries depended on mutual respect for each other's commodities.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

French lawmakers last month voted to remove palm oil from the country's biofuel scheme as of 2020, following longstanding concerns about the environmental impact of the crop that is mainly produced in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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