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EU Deforestation Regulation dubbed a ‘double-edged sword’ for global palm oil markets

A palm plantation in Malaysia. The country, one of the world’s top palm oil producers, fears for the fate of its many smaller farmers (Photo: Samsul Said/Bloomberg)
A palm plantation in Malaysia. The country, one of the world’s top palm oil producers, fears for the fate of its many smaller farmers (Photo: Samsul Said/Bloomberg)

Indonesia and Malaysia have called the EUDR ‘discriminatory and punitive’, and threatened to file a WTO complaint against the EU

Major palm oil-producing countries continue to voice concerns that the EU Deforestation Regulation will push smaller producers out of the market, with Malaysia and Indonesia threatening to file a formal World Trade Organization complaint against the union over the issue.

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