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Ministry of Trade Would Launch Simple Packaged Palm Cooking Oil “Minyakita”

Ministry of Trade Would Launch Simple Packaged Palm Cooking Oil “Minyakita”

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Minister of Trade, Zulkifli Hasan (Zulhas) asked for palm cooking oil producers to support and help succeeding "minyakita", program in simple package which is sold at Rp 14.000/liter.

"In specific, we asked for the producers’ support to produce simple packaged palm cooking oil within the selling price at Rp 14.000/liter," Minister Zulhas said when meeting palm cooking oil producer associations in the office of Ministry of Trade, Monday, (27/6) in Jakarta.

He also mentioned, there would be compensation for palm cooking oil producers which helped the government to prepare simple package palm cooking oil.

“As the compensation, crude palm oil (CPO) export quote would be managed to palm oil producers that support the program,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.

By the re-open CPO export, the producers would escalate the CPO demands and would impact to the fresh fruit bunch (FFB) needs produced by the smallholders.

“If CPO stocks in the producers are well distributed to fulfill the needs in the country and to export, smallholders’ FFB production would be absorbed more. The price would be more expensive too. But it needs to prioritize the needs in this country. There would be scheme to regulate it,” he emphasized.

Minister Zulhas firmly asked the producers to buy smallholders’ FFB at least, Rp 1.600 per kilogram just like the government decided in the meeting with Coordinator Ministry in Maritime and Investment. (T5)