InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The appearance of palm oil resolution from European Union Parliament becomes question for the stakeholders in Indonesia because the data told should be deepened more.
In the last days, some ideas appeared in mainstream media that discussed palm oil industries which face the policy – palm oil would not be as the material for biodiesel in European Union because of environmental reasons.
The former Vice Minister of Agriculture in SBY era, Bayu Krisnamurthi, predicted, the palm oil resolution from European Union would be officially inaugurated and palm oil would not be the material for biodiesel in 2021 in the continent.
But he continued, the strategy would not be in the parliament level but in the members of European Union. “The European Union Parliament would not reject palm oil but the policy would be implemented by the members of the continent,” he said Tuesday (5/5/2018) in Jakarta.
Though the policy could be sued through World Trade Organization (WTO), there would be long term diplomacy because it takes time, at least 3 years to do in each country. “It can be sued through WTO but it would be in long processs and make tired,” he said.
He suggested that the stakeholders nationally consolidate and unite the mission, including finishing every issue in palm oil industries. In short, they need to finish the issue about the plantation in the the forest region. (T2)