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Jakarta Post

Netherlands to help promote Indonesia's CPO exports

  • Mustaqim Adamrah


JAKARTA   /   Fri, March 5 2010   /  02:15 pm

The Netherlands has agreed to provide Indonesia with capacity building programs to help deal with a new European Union directive on imports of crude palm oil (CPO). "There's an EU directive. The Netherlands has promised to help us, firstly, to understand the EU directive and help us meet the criteria stipulated in the EU directive," Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said Thursday following the 20th session of the mixed commission on bilateral economic cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. "The aid will be in capacity building programs," she added. According to the EU directive, bio-fuels and bio-liquids should not be produced using raw materials from land with high biodiversity value or with high carbon stocks. This directive on the criteria for the import and use of energy from renewable sources was approved by the European Parliament last year. ...