Palm Oil Sector Needs Omnibus Law

Palm Oil Sector Needs Omnibus Law

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The issues about the overlapping regulations in palm oil plantations are the concern of the government recently knowing that palm oil is as one main exchange provider for Indonesia.

To parse the overlapping regulations which are against and postpone the investment, the government published palm oil moratorium policy. 

The problem is that the government does not make the output of the moratorium itself. As the result, it has no clear goal. Many licenses and overlapping regulations involve many authorities in the license itself, monitoring, and management in palm oil plantation. It is assumed to happen as the impact of the decentralization, for example, the new planting should be legalized by the regional regulation.

When the government formulates the omnibus law, the management and monitoring in palm oil plantation industry could be the solution on the overlapping regulation and the complicated license to get.  Nowadays issue is that not many license in palm oil could be got by online single submission

The government through ministry of agrarian affairs and spatial is trying to simplify the environment impact. This good moment should be realize by integrating the simple regulation and license to palm oil plantations as the main source of exchange.

The principle in omnibus law itself is to make the regulation and simplify the conflicts of the overlapping regulation and authority to publish the license. In this case omnibus law in palm oil plantation could be the source for the government to re-manage the regulation in palm oil.

It could be the source for the palm oil moratorium to manage or the plan to publish president’s regulation about Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) which until now it has not completed yet for years. (Written by: Dr. Rio Christiawan, S.H.,MHum.,M.Kn / the expert of environment legal,  Universitas Prasetiya Mulya)


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