Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 15th April 2019

Memo from Brussels Delegations from Malaysia and Indonesia visited Brussels last week in order to make their positions clearer on the ban of palm oil from the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The delegations were led by Indonesia’s Economic Coordinating Minister Darmin Nasution and Malaysian Secretary General for the Ministry of Primary Industries Dato’ […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 8th April 2019

RED gets even hotter Just when we thought it wasn’t possible for the RED issue to gain more traction, it has done precisely that. The Indonesian actions against imports of alcohol have caused major ructions in Brussels (more details on the measures themselves below). But, sources are telling us the following. First, President Juncker is […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Exclusive: Indonesia Blocks Imports, EU Scrambles

Indonesia blocks imports from the EU In a dramatic escalation in the war over palm oil, Indonesia has upped the stakes and this week tightened imports of European spirits as a direct response to the Renewable Energy Directive Delegated Act. According to various sources inside and outside government in Jakarta, Brussels and London, EU countries […]

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