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Detail

Area
France
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Palm oil
Date
01/07/2017
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Environmental policy
Description
Considered introduction of measures restricting the use of palm oil in biofuels, based on the alleged prevalence of unsustainable production methods in countries of origin.
Notes
France’s Environment Ministry is considering to introduce measures restricting the use of palm oil in biofuels, based on the alleged prevalence of unsustainable production methods in countries of origin. Details of possible domestic measures have not been provided. Past proposals to introduce – also on environmental grounds – a surtax on crude palm oil imports destined for food use failed to obtain parliamentary approval (see MPPU Apr.’16).