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EU palm oil imports dropped by 30%

Six weeks into the marketing year, EU imports of palm oil were down by around a third compared to last season.

EU Indonesia

US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Commission implements new countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission has introduced provisional countervailing duties on Indonesian companies that export biodiesel to the European Union, claiming that the industry receives illegal subsidies from the government.

Biofuels Trade Disputes

Indonesia’s ban on forest clearance made permanent

Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest clearance - first introduced in 2011 and repeatedly extended - has been made permanent.

Environment and Conservation Political

UN report urges diet and land use changes to combat climate change

Improvements in crop and livestock management practises, dietary changes and reduction in food waste hold great potential to reduce climate change, as well as contribute to other sustainable development and societal goals, according to a new report.

Environment and Conservation Agribusiness

Indonesia might raise tariffs on EU dairy products

Indonesian palm oil producers have called for higher import tariffs on EU dairy products in retaliation for the bloc’s palm oil policies. The country’s government considers applying such duties.

EU Indonesia

US and Brazil commence free trade talks

The Mercosur group of Latin American countries has officially started negotiations with the United States on a trade agreement, according to Brazil’s economy ministry.

Trade Agreements Markets

EU seeks to impose new duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission is planning to re-introduce anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia, which is already preparing to challenge the measure.

EU Indonesia

Malaysia pushes EU to accept palm oil certification scheme in RED II

The EU must accept and officially recognise palm oil produced under the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification schemes as having a ‘low’ risk of indirect land use change (ILUC) under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) or it will face a WTO dispute panel over the issue.

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