Consultation of Palm Biodiesel Dispute in WTO is Ready to go

Vice Minister of Trade, Jerry Sambuaga (center), when doing press conference about palm oil biodiesel dispute in the office of Ministry of Trade
Consultation of Palm Biodiesel Dispute in WTO is Ready to go

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Vice Minister of Trade, Jerry Sambuaga would lead the Delegation of Indonesia to do consultation with European Union (EU) in the office of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Swiss, Wednesday (19/2/2020).

The meeting would discuss the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and the Delegated Regulation (DR) of EU. The meeting would be done after Indonesia proposed in 18 December 2019 and agreed by EU. This would be the first to the dispute settlement in WTO.

It would be the forum for the other members of WTO to get the right information from EU about the RED II and DR which may be against to the commitment in WTO and also potential to reduce the exports from Indonesia. The delegation of Indonesia would be from the coordinator ministry in economy, ministry of trade, ministry of external affairs, ministry of financial, the experts, and the legal team of Indonesia.

“Indonesia hoped that there would be positive result that both sides could accept in the consultation. If it is fail, Indonesia would claim it again to the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of WTO to make panel,” he said as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.

He also told that President Joko Widodo also supported and notice the dispute of palm oil. “The president told to fight for and face the case in WTO within the legal perspectives and technical and scientific evidences,” he said. (T2)


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