PUTRAJAYA MAR: Malaysia held a consultation session virtually with the European Union (EU) recently regarding legal actions taken on the Union over the national palm oil industry discrimination.
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali in a statement said, the consultation session held on 17th March 2021was a follow-up from the application made by the Malaysian government through Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that was held on 15th January 2021.
“The session among others is a platform to get clarification and further understanding on the EU actions towards the implementation of two Delegated Regulation under EU RED 11.
“It is also one of the efforts to solve the issues that are perceived as discrimination against the national palm oil that has been raised by Malaysia,” said the statement.
The statement added, Malaysia will study in detail the feedback and clarification given by EU throughout the consultation session. Any follow-up action will be taken in line with the WTO regulation and procedures.
“The commitment towards the legal process on EU relating to the anti-palm oil issue will be the priority of the Ministry to ensure the national palm oil interests that involves the small palm oil farmers is taken care and prioritised,” the statement added.
The consultation session was headed by the Minister of MPIC, Dato’ Mohd. Khairuddin Aman Razali while a representative from Indonesia and Indonesia were also present as observers.
The Malaysian delegations were represented by the MPIC, Attorney General Department, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) and other related agencies. –Malaysia World News