Tag: WTO

WTO opens dispute panel between Malaysia and EU over palm oil

WTO opens dispute panel between Malaysia and EU over palm oil

May 31, 2021 |

In Switzerland, at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on May 28, WTO members agreed to the establishment of a dispute panel at the request of Malaysia concerning European Union measures on palm oil and oil palm crop-based biofuels. Malaysia submitted its second request for a panel to examine certain measures imposed by […]

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Malaysia to sue European Union in WTO lawsuit over palm oil

Malaysia to sue European Union in WTO lawsuit over palm oil

January 17, 2021 |

In Malaysia, Scandasia reports that the Malaysian government plans to file a lawsuit against the European Union on the trade bloc’s policy to phase out palm oil-based biofuels imports to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by 2030. “Datuk Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said at a press conference at the […]

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Malaysia set to file official WTO complaint against EU palm oil policy on Friday

Malaysia set to file official WTO complaint against EU palm oil policy on Friday

January 13, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the Malaysia Reserve reports the government is expected to officially file its complaint against the European Union’s palm oil ban at the World Trade Organization on Friday. The decision to move forward with the complaint was approved recently by the Cabinet who has committed to fight against what it feels are discriminatory policies. […]

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Malaysia joins Indonesia’s WTO complaint against EU over palm oil

Malaysia joins Indonesia’s WTO complaint against EU over palm oil

July 1, 2020 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports the government will act as a third party in Indonesia’s existing complaint against the European Union for its trade practices against palm oil. Malaysia has been threatening such a complaint for well over a year while the European Union has remained confident that it would win should a complaint be brought […]

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Indonesia prepares for battle in Switzerland over RED and palm oil

Indonesia prepares for battle in Switzerland over RED and palm oil

February 23, 2020 |

In Switzerland, Indonesia and the EU met in Geneva last week for a WTO consultation over the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The Palm Oil Monitor reports that the meeting is the culmination of a months-long public battle of words over the introduction of the measure and that the WTO consultations, are where the action […]

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Indonesia sends request for consultations to WTO over EU biodiesel policy

Indonesia sends request for consultations to WTO over EU biodiesel policy

December 16, 2019 |

In Indonesia, following warnings that it wouldn’t take the European Union’s policy against palm oil in biofuels sitting down, Reuters reports that Indonesia has officially sent a request for consultations to the World Trade Organization, the first step in a complaint, on December 9. The consultation process lasts 60 days and if no resolution is […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia confirm WTO complaint against Europe will be filed by year’s end

Malaysia and Indonesia confirm WTO complaint against Europe will be filed by year’s end

October 22, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that Malaysia’s primary industries minister said that her country together with Indonesia will file their official complaint against the European Union’s policy against palm oil in biofuel at the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body before year’s end. An outspoken Member of European Parliament from the Greens recently challenged the countries […]

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

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 […]

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Indonesia preparing to take EU to WTO over to types of palm oil discrimination

Indonesia preparing to take EU to WTO over to types of palm oil discrimination

October 9, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Antara news agency reports that the Indonesian government is preparing the documents required in order to file an official complaint against the European Union and its Renewable Energy Directive II at the World Trade Organization for its treatment of palm oil for biofuels. The complaint will have two facets, one discriminating against palm […]

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Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

July 15, 2019 |

In Malaysia, The Edge newspaper reports that the country plans to take the European Union to the World Trade Organization over its treatment of palm oil for biofuel and expects to launch the complaint by November. The country’s attorney general is already reviewing the documentation that has been prepared for submitting the complaint while details […]

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