Restriction on CPO Exports Continues to be Discussed
Monday, 30 April, 2007 | 15:33 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: The discussions on limiting the export of crude palm oil (CPO) products, aimed at supporting downstream industries, is already at the ministerial level.

“The discussions at the level of director general have ended. They now only need to be taken before ministers,” said Diah Maulida, Director General of Foreign Trade, last week.

Nevertheless, she said that the Department of Trade already a fixed decision: to boost exports so that they are not disturbed.

“Because exports already have a distinct market, which is different from downstream industries, whose capacity of production and market is not clear yet,” said Diah.

So far, limitation of CPO exports has been done by applying export levy.

“Should more quotas be imposed, it would be very burdensome,” she said.

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