InfoSAWIT, KUALA LUMPUR – In the 7th meeting of Crude Palm Oil Producer Countries (CPOPC) ke 7 in Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday (16/7/2019), the members, such as, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Colombia discussed about palm oil issues, namely about the international trade policies, market access, the smallholders, the agenda of United Nations (UN) in 2030 to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The members were disappointed with the publication of Delegated Act from European Union (EU) on 10 June 2019. Apart from what the CPOPC has done to tell the information about sustainable initiative and the same mission of the CPOPC in Brussels, Belgium on 8 – 9 April 2019, the delegation has the strong position on the Delegated Act and has deep sorry to the EU leaders.
In the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently, Indonesia and Malaysia informed that each country reviews their relationship with the countries in EU. Both countries are committed to be against the Delegated Act and would take the case to World Trade Center and others to solve the case.
In the meeting, there were proposals to make Joint Work Group of CPOPC-EU to deal with Palm Oil, as the new platform to respond the Delegated Act from EU.
The Joint Work Group would involve the CPOPC members and the other producer countries, such as, Africa to take the smallholders issues and the poverty alleviation to be against the regulation. (T2)