MEP tells Malaysia and Indonesia to “bring it on” over potential palm oil WTO fight

October 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, MongoBay reports that one of the European Parliament’s leading environmental proponents says the legislative body isn’t afraid of threats by Malaysia and Indonesia to file a complaint at the World Trade Organization against Europe’s future ban on palm oil for biodiesel, and has encouraged the two countries to “bring it on”. He said he is confident that the WTO will allow the policy to remain in place because it is so nuanced to ensure that the reasons for banning palm oil are driven by environmental concerns.

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