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National Palm Oil Certification Standards

RSPO’s 17th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT17) gets underway today in Bangkok. The issue of palm oil certification will be a key topic of discussion and is often a target of criticism: from NGOs that dismiss certification as greenwashing, through

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INDONESIA

Providing about half of the world’s supplyof palm oil, Indonesia remains to be the world’s biggest producer and consumer of the commodity. Palm oil production is central to the economy of Indonesia and accounts for 11% of Indonesia’s export earnings. This makes it the largest export commodity, exceeding oil and gas export value. Notably, the export value of the Indonesian palm oil reaches up to USD 23 billion in 2017, marking an increase of 26% from 2016.