Malaysia denies withdrawing option to file WTO suit against EU on palm oilChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 14, 2020
Malaysia has not retracted its option to file a World Trade Organization (WTO) suit against European Union (EU) restrictions on palm oil based biofuel, the minister in charge of palm oil said.
Palm oil in Malaysia Minister Teresa Kok
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"We continue to view the Delegated Regulation as a discredit to the Malaysian palm oil industry's commitment towards mandatory sustainability since it creates additional trade barriers and impedes our sustainability efforts throughout our palm oil supply chain," she said in a statement on Friday.
Kok said she had requested a review of the Delegated Regulation.
The review process is scheduled to take place soon and should be completed June 2021, she said. ■