July 13, 2020, 09.15 PM

Paulus Tjakrawan, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Biodiesel Producers (Aprobi), said that the policy was considered discriminatory because the European Commission’s policy has singled out palm oil, while other vegetable oils were excluded.

“Soy oil requires land that is eight times bigger,” Paulus said. He added that the government and oil palm companies are setting up a panel for the WTO session.

Also read: Indonesia Enters a Dangerous New Phase in Covid-19 Fight

The lawsuit was filed following the assessment conducted by Indonesia that it had complied with international regulations. The lawsuit on the palm oil industry against the European Union was already made before 2018 when the Indonesian palm industry was accused of selling at cheaper prices abroad than domestic prices.

“At that time the standard used was from Germany. It turned out that Indonesia’s biodiesel could reduce emission by more than 50 percent. So the exports reached 1.8 million tons in 2014,” he said.

He said that Indonesia was accused of implementing subsidies and selling cheaper palm oil abroad. Indonesia then filed a lawsuit at the WTO in 2018. Indonesia was required to reduce the emission not only by 35 percent but almost 50 percent and it was fulfilled, he said.

(Writer: Mutia Fauzia | Editor: Yoga Sukmana)

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2020/07/09/190000126/biodiesel-upaya-ri-lepas-dari-belenggu-kampanye-negatif-soal-sawit?page=3.



Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.


Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

August 16, 2022, 01.24 PM

UN Envoy Makes First Visit to Myanmar

August 15, 2022, 09.06 PM

Myanmar Court Sentences Suu Kyi to 6 Years

August 12, 2022, 04.41 PM

Researchers Warn of Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet

August 8, 2022, 09.07 AM

ASEAN Wraps Up Foreign Ministers Talks

August 5, 2022, 10.13 PM

China Begins to Ship Bullet Trains to Indonesia

Close Ads