“The challenges in Papua are different from other places. Here we face very complex social problems. There are many unclear territorial boundaries between family members and tribes, so we have to fulfill many requirements to expand palm oil commodity,” ANJ Palm Oil CEO Geetha Govindan said.
“We are not begging you, because our country is bigger than yours. We will be the world’s fourth largest economy by 2045-2050,” said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to European Union.
“People involved in the palm oil industry rarely want to introspect themselves and no one is firmly watching, despite the very strict rules of this industry,” said the woman who has a doctorate degree from Aston University, Birmingham, England in the field of Chemistry.
“We have done our best. Do not let the palm oil industry continue to be a scapegoat,” said Mohtar, a palm oil farmer from Sekadau regency, West Kalimantan.
Esselink explained that the EU is currently experiencing confusion and dilemma related to palm oil consumption. “The EU is also aware that palm oil is important, but they have to do something for they are questioned by many parties,” he said.
Fadhil Hasan said EU’s palm oil import ban will not cause fluctuation in palm oil prices because the amount of EU palm oil consumption is relatively small compared to the total world demand for palm oil.
“Currently, Indonesia is not only the largest palm oil producer but also the largest palm oil consumer, so we are actually the one determining the market. This is our chance to promote ISPO,” Mahendra told The Palm Scribe
UK supermarket Iceland is to stop palm oil consumption by the end of this year. The decision draws criticism as the move is not considered as a long-term solution to reduce deforestation or protect the environment.
land swap for protected peatland located inside concessions awarded to companies only encourages deforestation besides being only in favor of large corporations.
European Union (EU) will annul the anti-dumping admission charge policy by 8,8% – 23,3% for Indonesia biodiesel product since 16th March 2018 due to Indonesian winning for appeal in European Court of Justice. Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Oke Nurwan explained that stakeholders could make biodiesel export activities with no charge of import tax in Europe. “Stakeholders are able to export biodiesel without additional anti-dumping tax fee.