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Stronger rule to back ISPO delayed

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 3 2018   /  02:58 am

The government has delayed the issuance of a presidential regulation on sustainable oil palm planting, which is expected to put an end to negative campaigns and disruptions to one of Indonesia’s biggest export commodities.The proposed regulation has been the subject of talks since 2015, as the government plans to commence a national action plan on sustainable palm oil development.However, the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister said the regulation would require further examination and thus would likely be issued in the first half of 2019, a year later than the initial target.“Our minister [Darmin Nasution] is highly committed to the formation of this policy because it will be referred to nationally and it will be used against the [negative campaigns among] international [palm oil stakeholders],” said Wilistra Danny, the ministry’s deputy assistant for plantations and hor...