Indonesia works to resume palm oil exports

Indonesia works to resume palm oil exports

Indonesia has received its first requests for palm oil export permits, some of which could be granted on May 30, Veri Anggriono, a senior official of the Indonesian Ministry of Trade said.
Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from May 23

Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from May 23

Indonesia will lift its palm oil export ban from May 23, following improvements in the domestic cooking oil supply situation, the country's President Joko Widodo has announced.
Indonesia hits European Union with WTO lawsuit over palm oil

Indonesia hits European Union with WTO lawsuit over palm oil

Indonesia has filed a World Trade Organization lawsuit against the European Union over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said.
Green palm oil push: Kit Kat, Dove makers could face fines

Green palm oil push: Kit Kat, Dove makers could face fines

Companies that make top brands including Kit Kat chocolate and Dove soap may face fines if they fail to buy more green palm oil under new rules aimed at improving the controversial industry's environmental sustainability.
France reverse palm oil tax break after outcry

France reverse palm oil tax break after outcry

France's parliament on Friday voted down a proposed tax break on palm oil - which would have hugely benefited energy giant Total - after lawmakers and environmental activists complained the legislation had been rushed through the day before without proper debate.
Malaysia minister accuses EU of palm oil 'trade war'

Malaysia minister accuses EU of palm oil 'trade war'

Malaysia on Monday (May 6) accused the EU of launching a "trade war" over a plan to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels and threatened retaliatory action at the WTO.
EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.