Malaysia seeks WTO aid to challenge EU palm oil move

No convincing explanation or data has been provided to justify Europe's discrimination against Malaysian palm oil, says the Foreign Ministry. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 18, 2019.

MALAYSIA will look to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge a European Union move to phase out palm oil.

Last week, the European Commission concluded that oil palm cultivation results in excessive deforestation, and the use of palm oil in transport fuel should be phased out.

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