The Palm Scribe

Stronger rule to back ISPO delayed

The Jakarta Post, 3 December 2018

The government has delayed the issuance of a presidential regulation on sustainable oil palm planting, which is expected to put an end to negative campaigns and disruptions to one of Indonesia’s biggest export commodities. The Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry said the regulation would require further examination and thus would likely be issued in the first half of 2019, a year later than the initial target.

Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry Plantations and Horticulture Deputy Assistant Wilistra Danny said for now, the government will keep on promoting the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification so that it will be recognized globally as an Indonesian standard for palm oil sustainability.

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