InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Director of Trade Security, Pradnyawati said that the government of Indonesia through Perwakilan Tetap RI (PTRI) in Geneva sent lists of question to European Union (EU) on Wednesday (5/2/2020) to be discussed in the consultation.
The 108 questions were the results of coordination among the related ministry/institution, the association, the growers, the experts, the legal team of Indonesia. Indonesia took the dispute to EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) because the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and the Delegated Regulation (DR) of EU would discriminate palm oil commodity and its derivative (biodiesel).
“In the end, it would certainly have issue to palm oil exports in EU and would make the image of agriculture products in the international world bad,” Pradnyawati said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
Meanwhile the Vice Minister of Trade, Jerry Sambuaga thought that the high risk Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) to palm oil that EU decided would forbid imports to the continent. “Indonesia should fight for the discriminatory to maintain the palm oil exports,” he said. (T2)