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Malaysia examines response to EU’s delegated regulation

14 Feb 2020 / 18:36 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has not retracted its option of filing a complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the European Union’s (EU) Delegated Regulation, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (pix) said.

She said in fact, Malaysia’s highest level legal team is examining the potential response “with a fine-tooth comb” to make the petition as watertight as possible.

“We continue to view the Delegated Regulation as a discredit to the Malaysian palm oil industry’s commitment towards mandatory sustainability since it creates additional trade barriers and impedes our sustainability efforts throughout our palm oil supply chain,” she said in a statement today.

Kok was replying to Reuters news report dated Feb 13 titled “Malaysia backs off from WTO suit against EU on palm oil”.

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