EU should end discriminatory measures against Indonesia’s palm oil

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi earnestly appealed to the European Union (EU) to avoid discriminating against Indonesian palm oil, as the Southeast Asian nation was endeavoring to achieve economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Indonesia’s request is simple that fair treatment be given to Indonesian palm oil,” Marsudi remarked during a virtual press statement after…

Palm Oil Contributes Significantly to Indonesia’s Exports, Says Minister

Indonesia’s food and beverage industry, particularly palm oil, has contributed significantly to the country’s exports, in addition to base metal industry and chemical product and chemical industry. The food and beverage industry contributed US$9.69 billion, the base metal industry at US$5.87 billion, and the chemical product and chemical industry amounting to US$4.18 billion. “The food industry’s export…

Indonesia, UK Lead International Dialogue on Forest Sustainability

Indonesia has officially agreed to co-chair an international alliance that brings together producers and consumers of forest agriculture and commodities. Together with the UK, Indonesia will lead more than 25 countries grouping in the Forest Agriculture & Commodities Trade (FACT) Dialogue to protect and increase sustainability of supply chains of forest products. “I am delighted…