Global trading platform TridgeGlobal trading platform TridgeGlobal trading platform Tridge
Intelligence & Data
Sign In
Current Plan
Intelligence & Data Solution
Get started with Premium Plan of our Intelligence & Data Solution to get access to premium content and data in food and agriculture
Local News

Indonesian palm oil sector urges EU to play fair with environmental Due Diligence system

RBD Palm Oil
Indonesia
Regulation / Agreement
Environmental Issue
Nov 29, 2021
Share This News
The Indonesian palm oil sector has urged the European Union to ensure that its final regulatory approach to imported commodities does not discriminate against palm oil, warning that efforts to replace it as an ingredient could lead to even ‘bigger problems’ for the environment in the long run.
The European Union (EU) announced its proposal for its Due Diligence system to rank countries from ’high risk’ to ‘low risk’ in terms of deforestation earlier this month as part of its anti-deforestation regulations.
The European Union (EU) announced its proposal for its Due Diligence system to rank countries from’high risk’ to ‘low risk’ in terms of deforestation earlier this month as part of its anti-deforestation regulations. Many in the palm oil industry believe that this is a measure to target palm oil in particular amongst all other imported commodities, and have also deemed this a significant risk of developing into a new trade barrier with the EU, which is one of the world’s top importers. The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) in particular has urged the EU to ensure that any final regulations that it decides on need to be ‘non-discriminatory against Indonesia and non-discriminatory against palm oil’​, in addition to urging yet again that a level playing field for certification is provided such that palm oil receives the same treatment as other edible oils such as from rapeseed or soybean. “Indonesia has already reduced its deforestation rate to its lowest-ever level thanks to ...
image
Was this news article helpful?
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.