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Jakarta Post

RI calls for cut in soybean oil imports

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 8 2019   /  12:42 am

Indonesia has called on other palm oil producing countries to reduce their imports of rapeseed and other products from Europe, citing the same environmental concerns raised by the European Union (EU) in its campaign to curb palm oil use.The call was made before the States General of the Netherlands by Mahendra Siregar, who was speaking as executive director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) at a meeting on palm oil in The Hague, the Netherlands, last week.The meeting was also attended by representatives of European multinational consumer goods company Unilever and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), as well as researchers from Wageningen University.“Indonesia, along with other palm oil producing countries, should consider imposing limitations on the imports of rapeseed and other products from Europe that contribute to high levels of CO2 emissions, which include d...