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Govt plans to cut palm oil export tax to counter Malaysia

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, January 12 2013 | 10:15 am

PREMIUM Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, may slash export taxes on crude palm oil to compete with Malaysia, which recently lowered its export tax on CPO to zero percent.

Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said on Friday that the tax reduction was needed to generate a competitive edge, but that it should still help spur growth in the downstream industry,

“Ideally, it should be ze...