Malaysian Palm Oil Council: French Senators Confirm Rejection of Palm Oil Tax

Kuala Lumpur (13 July 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council congratulates French Senators who have confirmed the deletion of the discriminatory Palm Oil tax during the Senate Plenary session this week.

The French Government, National Assembly, and Senate have now all confirmed the rejection of the palm oil tax. This decision must be upheld, now and in the future.

The French Government has stated that it will review the … Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council: French Senate Committee Confirms Palm Oil Tax Withdrawal

Kuala Lumpur (6 July 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council congratulates the French Senators who have confirmed the deletion of the discriminatory palm oil tax during the Sustainable Development Committee meeting today, following the earlier rejection of the tax by the National Assembly in June.

The Senate will now have a chance to put an end to the palm oil tax campaign by confirming the deletion of the tax … Read More

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Malaysia’s Trade Position and Palm Oil

Trade is critical to Malaysian Palm Oil.

This means that Malaysia’s trade agreements – and proposed trade agreements – are of substantial importance to the industry.

There are two that are currently on the table, one with EFTA (European Free Trade Association – comprising Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) and the re-energised agreement with the EU.

So what’s at stake?

The Malaysia-EFTA agreement generally doesn’t get a lot of attention; … Read More

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Demonising Palm Oil Imports is a Failed Economic Strategy

How to grow the European economy? A question that has dominated European politics since the banking crisis. Speeches have been made, and solutions proffered, by Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker, and many others. The prescriptions differ, but one theme is more or less constant: trade.

By Dr Yusof Basiron, CEO of MPOC

European leaders have travelled far and wide promoting European trade, and lavish welcomes are afforded in Rome, … Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Trail: Chef Frederic Raymond Paul Cerchi on Cooking with Palm Oil

Discover the latest video with French Chef Frederic Raymond Paul Cerchi

Chef Frederic Raymond Paul Cerchi is Program Director at Taylor’s University on Patisserie and Gastronomic. Originally from South France, he has been cooking for many prestigious restaurants, including Michelin starred restaurants. He previously worked in Paris, Brussels, Aswan, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Marrakech.

 

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council Applauds French Government for Withdrawing Palm Oil Tax

Kuala Lumpur (23 June 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council congratulates the French National Assembly MPs who rejected the palm oil tax during their plenary session yesterday, confirming the deletion of the discriminatory tax against palm oil.

The Senate will now have a chance to put an end to the protectionist palm oil tax campaign by confirming the deletion of the tax when it meets in early July.

The … Read More

ICYMI: Why Europe’s Biofuel Policy is Failing

In an opinion editorial featured in The Star, the CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Dr. Yusof Basiron, writes about Europe’s flawed biofuel policy following a recent report by the EU lobbyist, pressure group, Transport & Environment, on the role of Palm Oil in the European biofuels market.

The Star: Demonising imports, a failed economic strategy.

By Dr. Yusof Basiron

“Protectionism is the dominant force in Europe. My Read More

The Facts About Palm Oil Biodiesel

Transport and Environment (T&E), the radical left-wing NGO, last week launched a new campaign to remove Palm Oil biodiesel from the European marketplace.  T&E launched the supposed ‘exposé’ of the amount of Palm-based biodiesel in Europe. The ‘shocking truth’ of what Transport and Environment revealed was that Palm-based biodiesel use in Europe had increased over the past five years.

The timing of their campaign was curious.  In the last few … Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council: Campaign Against Palm Oil Biodiesel a Rehash of Old, Debunked Claims

Kuala Lumpur (16 June 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is disappointed that the negative campaign against Palm Oil biodiesel – which was proven conclusively wrong in 2009 and 2014 – has once again surfaced. Comments from Green NGOs in various media are simply a rehash of the old, discriminatory arguments that have been debunked and seek to harm Palm Oil to the benefit of less efficient oils, … Read More

Malaysian Palm Oil Council Condemns French Sustainable Development Committee for Re-instating the Palm Oil Tax

Kuala Lumpur (15 June 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council condemns the French National Assembly MPs who met during the Sustainable Development Committee yesterday to re-instate the discriminatory tax against palm oil, which had been rejected by the French Senate.

The tax was passed as part of the Biodiversity Bill, after Socialist MP Genevieve Gaillard, rapporteur, proposed to re-introduce the 90EUR per tonne tax on palm oil. This action … Read More

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