Tag: Indonesia

Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

September 30, 2017 |

In Indonesia, delegates from Indonesian government and palm oil organizations pushed for more acceptance of palm oil from Switzerland and the EU in general at a recent event in Germany. Mahendra Siregar, Executive Director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, said in a written statement from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia desperately looking for new palm oil markets

Malaysia and Indonesia desperately looking for new palm oil markets

September 14, 2017 |

In Malaysia, palm oil producers are looking for new export markets as the European market continues to sour towards its oil and biodiesel, with eyes on Africa and closer to home in South Asia. Despite concerns of shifting sentiment, Europe’s Indonesian palm oil imports have risen 40% during the first half of 2017. Indonesia has […]

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Malaysia teaming with Indonesia to develop Chinese and Indian biodiesel markets

Malaysia teaming with Indonesia to develop Chinese and Indian biodiesel markets

August 24, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government is working to further strengthen its ties with Indonesia on palm oil promotion and marketing in an effort to combat increasing aggression from EU and US markets by collaborating in market development in countries like China and India. China is looking to implement a B5 policy that the countries could jointly […]

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US slaps Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel producers with huge anti-dumping penalties

US slaps Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel producers with huge anti-dumping penalties

August 23, 2017 |

In Washington, the US Commerce Department issued a preliminary countervailing duty determination from the Commerce Department regarding subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The Commerce Department found that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to their biodiesel producers in violation of international trade rules. In addition, Commerce found “critical circumstances” to address the post-petition surge […]

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EU postpones vote on biodiesel import duties for Argentina and Indonesia

EU postpones vote on biodiesel import duties for Argentina and Indonesia

July 30, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Union held off on a vote that was supposed to lower duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia in response to Argentina’s challenge to the EU’s anti-dumping duties placed on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The vote was postponed for their next meeting on September 7. In 2013, the EU […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia ready to fight EU at WTO over palm oil ban

Malaysia and Indonesia ready to fight EU at WTO over palm oil ban

July 17, 2017 |

In Malaysia, during a meeting between the trade ministers for Malaysia and Indonesia, the countries expressed deep disappointment in the allegedly unfair treatment by the EU on palm oil in favor of other vegetable oils and commodities which they say also contribute significantly to deforestation. This EU resolution as well as the unfair labeling practices […]

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Indonesia looking to China to fill biodiesel export gap

Indonesia looking to China to fill biodiesel export gap

June 12, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the biodiesel industry is looking for new export markets since the US and European Union have all but shut their doors to them. Top on the list is China who could need as much as 9 billion liters per year to achieve its B5 blending mandate, potentially opening a door for Indonesian imports. […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

April 26, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government will send a high level joint ministerial mission including counterparts from Indonesia to Brussels next month in order to head off further negative policy moves following the European Parliament’s nearly unanimous opinion looking to bad palm oil for biodiesel by 2020. Malaysia’s prime minister is concerned about the shift in sentiment […]

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Indonesian palm oil industry says EU jeopardizing its own economy by shying away from CPO biodiesel

Indonesian palm oil industry says EU jeopardizing its own economy by shying away from CPO biodiesel

April 18, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the palm oil industry strongly believes that the European Parliament’s vote to ban palm oil for biodiesel production by 2020 is detrimental to the European economy because it is the cheapest feedstock for biofuel and requires far less land for the same yields as rapeseed or soy. The Indonesian government is pushing back […]

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Indonesian trade team appealing EU anti-dumping case at WTO

Indonesian trade team appealing EU anti-dumping case at WTO

March 30, 2017 |

In Switzerland, a team from Indonesia’s trade ministry is filing an appeal with the World Trade Organization, arguing that the European Union’s methodology for calculating the normal price of biodiesel in Indonesia is flawed and therefore anti-dumping duties against its exports are unnecessary. It’s this challenge the country says sets its complaint against the EU […]

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