Southeast Asia’s Trade War over Palm Oi…

With the world preoccupied by the threat of a major trade war initiated by US President Donald Trump against much of the globe, the threat of a smaller one is emerging in Southeast Asia, where Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are scrambling to deal with the effects of a Jan. 17 decision by the European Parliament to reduce renewable energy fuels and liquids produced from palm oil to zero by 2021 and threatening retaliatory trade measures.

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