MALAYSIAN MINISTER: ‘PALM OIL IS A DEAL-BREAKER FOR EU-ASEAN TRADE RELATIONS’

EurActiv on 10th May reported that Malaysia’s Minister of Primary Industries, who visited Brussels and other European capitals in a last-ditch effort to kill new EU rules that will ban the use of palm oil in biofuels – a measure European adopted because of concerns about deforestation; and warned that Malaysia would adopt retaliatory measures to penalise European products if the ban goes ahead as planned.  Furthermore, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will not sign a partnership agreement with the EU unless palm oil is allowed again.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/interview/malaysian-minister-palm-oil-is-a-deal-braker-for-eu-asean-trade-relations/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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