Trade War Update
As stated last week, a number of commentators are now referring to the palm oil spat between the EU and ASEAN countries as a ‘trade war’. POM will be happy to use that term for the time… Read more
Malaysia looks for palm friendly UK FTA
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on the UK to commence negotiating a trade agreement with Malaysia once the Brexit process is completed.
Unsurprisingly, he has specifically called on the UK… Read more
Palm is not a Focus for IPCC Experts – only for NGOs, media
The newest IPCC special report on climate change and land is fascinating reading for anyone interested in food production and its impact on the environment. It argues… Read more
EU Introduces Duties on Indonesian Biodiesel
The EU has announced that it will introduce countervailing duties (CVDs) on exports of biodiesel from Indonesia. The EU has set the duties ranging between 8 and 18 per cent across the board, with… Read more
The Renewable Energy Directive’s planned ban on palm oil has taken its toll on the industry, but the battle is far from over as both Malaysia and Indonesia seek to take the EU to the WTO and rally support against… Read more
Palm at the WTO shifts gears
Reuters has reported that Malaysia will put forward its World Trade Organization (WTO) case on the EU’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and palm oil sooner rather than later. Reuters reports that Primary… Read more
The EU’s Version of Cooperation on Palm Oil
The European Commission launched its Indonesian ‘Blue Book’ – a broader strategy on bilateral development cooperation – earlier this month. The launch is generally a time of EU self-congratulation.
This year, however,… Read more
The European Parliamentary Elections: Implications for the Industry
The European elections took place last week (23rd to 26th May), and the new makeup of the European Parliament announces change. This will have serious implications for the attitude towards palm oil… Read more
RSPO Smallholder Standard: Consultation Closing
RSPO’s third round of consultations for its smallholder standard is about to close – on June 8. The consultation represents the end of another stage of what has been a particularly long road in the… Read more
The Renewable Energy Directive’s Delegated Act has now moved past its approval date of May 13th. So what is actually happening? Here’s a summary of what we’re hearing on the ground.
Neither the EU Parliament nor the Member… Read more