House: CPO export ban threatens the livelihood of 2.6m oil palm farmers

Palm Oil
A worker unloads oil palm fresh fruit bunches from a raft (Source: ANTARA)

Jakarta, IO – Sihar Sitorus, House Committee XI member of PDI-P fraction, asked the government to review the export ban on cooking oil raw materials as the policy will adversely impact 2.67 million oil palm farmers in Indonesia.

“Given the risks posed to the national palm oil industry, President Jokowi should reconsider the policy,” said Sihar in a written statement, Wednesday (18/5).

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According to him, the export ban will also hurt Indonesia’s international credibility as the world’s largest producer of CPO.