The EU Unaltered

The European Union (EU) remained at resolute position over the Delegated Regulation Supplementing Directive 2018/2001 of the EU Renewable Energy Directive II that entered into force on 10 June 2019. The Delegated Act shall remove palm oil from EU bio fuel market.

CPOPC joint mission to the European Union (EU) on early April 2019 sought to persuade the EU to change their position over the regulation, yet it come up with disappointed outcome.

CPOPC Member Countries are welcome to revisit the issue.

The EU had stated that CPOPC Member Countries are welcome to revisit the issue when the Delegated Regulation is up for a review in 2021. To respond, CPOPC shall bring the Delegated Regulation to the WTO Dispute Settlement. Joint arrangement between Ministry of Trade of Indonesia and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia is being prepared for the WTO litigation action.

7th Ministerial Meeting Statement

KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministers responsible for the palm oil industry from Malaysia, Her Excellency Mdm. Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries of Malaysia, and His Excellency Mr. Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia co-chaired the 7th Ministerial Meeting of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 16 July 2019. The Meeting was also attended by Colombia, represented by His Excellency Mr. Mauricio Gonzalez Lopez, Ambassador of Colombia to Malaysia, in its capacity as an observer state.

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To Tie in with Thailand

BANGKOK – The newly appointed Executive Director of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron, conducted a two-day visit to Bangkok, Thailand, in early July 2019. The essence of the visit was to introduce CPOPC’s new board of directors, as the organization seeks to open channels for the government of Thailand to join CPOPC.

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