Ref. Ares(2017)2512883 - 17/05/2017
Ref. Ares(2019)3157032 - 13/05/2019
Meeting on palm oil with Sinarmas (Golden Agri Resources)
Yesterday we 4.1(b)
, myself) met 4.1(b)
, at this request. 4.1(b)
is currently representing Sinarmas in a newly established office in Brussels.
Sinarmas is part of a small number of major players in the palm oil
production, processing and trade scene in Indonesia.
has been tasked to "lobby" and educate the Brussels' actors
on the issue of palm oil. His appointment (N.B. though it happens with
delay) indicates the palm oil industry concerns about possible negative
trends for palm oil, which they believe to be anticipated by the EP report, and
the possible negative consequences on Indonesia's exports.
pointed to the factual and misleading information in the EP report.
He asked for the state of play on the Commission's opinion on the report and for
advice on possible actions he could organize to provide a different and more
informed viewpoint on palm oil production.
We informed about the current state of play and suggested that more and more
accurate information about Indonesia's sustainability scheme could be a useful
pedagogical exercise, 4.1(a)
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