European Commission says no palm oil ban currently in place

January 11, 2018 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports the European Commission believes it is not going against World Trade Organization rules with the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive that seeks to drastically cut the amount of crop-based biofuels used in the EU by 2030, and says the ban against the use of palm oil for biodiesel post-2020 isn’t a ban at all but remains a proposal. Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand believe they can win a fight against the WTO against a ban on palm oil if there is one actually in place.

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