Jakarta may hit back if EU bans palm oil

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Indonesia has not ruled out retaliating if it is "cornered" by the EU, which is considering banning the use of palm oil in biofuels.

Indonesia is the world's largest exporter of palm oil, and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, who is close to President Joko Widodo, was in Brussels this week for talks on the issue.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Jakarta may hit back if EU bans palm oil'. Print Edition | Subscribe