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Indonesia to challenge ‘discriminative’ EU directive on palm oil


The world’s top producer of the oil is also reviewing its relations with the European Union over the issue and urging other South-East Asian nations to defer plans to upgrade EU ties, said Mahendra Siregar(pic), special staff at the foreign ministry.

The world’s top producer of the oil is also reviewing its relations with the European Union over the issue and urging other South-East Asian nations to defer plans to upgrade EU ties, said Mahendra Siregar(pic), special staff at the foreign ministry.

JAKARTA: Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organisation, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

The world’s top producer of the oil is also reviewing its relations with the European Union over the issue and urging other South-East Asian nations to defer plans to upgrade EU ties, said Mahendra Siregar, special staff at the foreign ministry.

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