Indonesia to Respond EU`s Negative Palm Oil Campaign


Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Darmin Nasution held a meeting to discuss a working visit to Europe in July. The government will open a discussion on the palm oil resolution issued by European Union’s parliament.

“Indonesia needs to respond to the issues, even though their executive and ambassador claims that the palm oil resolution isn’t binding nor is it a product of law,” Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

Airlangga argues that the Government needs to provide an explanation so that EU’s decision will not hamper the Indonesia-EU CEPA (Europe Union-Comprehensive Economic Partnership) deliberation.

“Because in the end, the CEPA discussion will still need the parliament’s decision,” He said.

The European Union parliament had previously issued a resolution regarding the Report on Palm Oil Deforestation of Rainforests.

Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita stated that Indonesia must take action even though the negative campaign does not affect Indonesia’s exports.


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