Indonesian Embassy In Brussels Holds Anti-Blacklabelling Campaign For CPO

Selasa, 20 Mei 2014 | 09:19

The government through the Embassy of Indonesia to the European Nation (EU) in Brussels is struggling to hold anti-blacklabelling campaign against crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives in the single currency bloc.The Belgian Ambassador Arif Havas Oegroseno in a statement last week said that Indonesia will continue to build support for the campaign against the blacklabelling of the CPO which is intended to protect the interests of the industry in Europe.

During this time, the export of oil products to the EU was slapped by anti-dumping tariff at 178.85 euro/ton, which resulted in a drastic reduction of biodiesel export for the Blue Continent. The export fell from 1.2 million tons in 2012 to only 387,000 tons last year, or plunged 66%.

The data of the Embassy of Indonesia shows that EU has brought up protectionism against CPO by issuing 734 policies in Global Trade Alert. Some of these related to anti-dumping penalties against fatty alcohol and biodiesel exports from Indonesia.

by Wike D. Herlinda