IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: No inception date

Export ban

The Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita threatened to halt the export of crude palm oil if the European Commission continues to "disrupt our palm oil [exports]". The Minister was cited by Jakarta Globe saying "I told them that this is unfair, if it continues like this […] You start a trade war."

Lukita was also cited by CNN Indonesia saying: "Would it [the trade war] occur, could we stop it [the export of crude palm oil to the EU] for a month? What would happen in Europe in the winter?".

According to the press reports (cf. Sources), the European Union has introduced steps to phase out the use of palm oil in its mix of biofuels, mainly for environmental reasons. Furthermore, France has recently issued a regulation increasing the de facto import duty on palm oil that is not considered to be environmentally friendly (cf. Related state acts).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

216 Vegetable oils
1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151110 Crude oil
151190 Other

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