Govt lacks “strong” measures against palm oil barriers

THE JAKARTA POST/JAKARTA The government is lacking in strong measures to fight tariff barriers implemented by several palm oil export destinations, including India and the European Union, Indonesian Oil Palm Association (GAPKI) chairman Joko Supriyono has said. The country’s number one export commodity continues to face criticism over sustainability, such as deforestation issues raised by…

Indonesia to fund sustainability certification for palm smallholders under planned new rules

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia to issue a new palm sustainability regulation to give greater support for smallholders to get sustainability certificates, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday.  Under the new regulation, the government will fund certification process by Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) for smallholders, he told reporters. The new decree,…

European elections put palm oil at risk

Monday, 24 June 2019 | The Jakarta Post The European parliamentary elections last month resulted in a significant and challenging outcome, especially for the palm oil industry. Both the Greens (Greens European Free Alliance) and the far-right nationalists gained additional seats, while the center-right and centerleft lost their majority. The main agenda item for the…