InfoSAWIT, SURABAYA – Indonesia has mastered 35 percent of palm oil trade globally. The numbers are hoped to be more though there are some issues to be solved, including the publication of European Union Deforestation Policy (EUDR).
Deputy in Food and Agribusiness Coordination Coordinator Ministry in Economy, Musdhalifah Machmud said, the Government of Indonesia would do four strategic things to face the challenge, such as, the first, would do same mission trade between Indonesia and Malaysia to Brussel
The second, the government also established joint task force in the first meeting that got workprint, such as, the first, every smallholder should be concluded into palm oil supply chain; the second, confirm that Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) would be accepted by European Union (EU).
She thought, her side has to discuss and get guarantee in the markets that every sustainable scheme that has been implementing would be accepted by EU,
The third, Musdhalifah continued, the implementation of traceability. It needs to get some discussion because about 40% of palm oil plantations in Indonesia are cultivated by smallholders. The fourth, about natural resource advantages which should be environmental.
“We would inform EU Parliament that our (palm oil) products would be traded in Europe. Everything must be well discussed,” she said when speaking in Pekan Riset Sawit Indonesia 2023 that InfoSAWIT attended by the late of October 2023 in Surabaya
EUDR joint task force would have the second meeting on 12 December 2023. (T2)