(Feb 14): Malaysia, the world’s second-largest palm oil grower, is still studying its WTO case against the EU in regard to the bloc’s plan to restrict the tropical oil’s use in biofuel, according to the Primary Industries Ministry on Friday.
Malaysia is not backing off from the lawsuit, a ministry spokesperson said in response to reports that the country no longer plans to file the suit.
Malaysia is currently acting as an observer in the Indonesian lawsuit.
In November, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said Indonesia and Malaysia will coordinate their fight against restrictive measures on palm oil through the WTO.
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