International attorneys to defend Indonesia in WTO

International attorneys to defend Indonesia in WTO

Director of Trade Security of the Indonesia Trade Ministry, Pradnyawati (left), at a press conference concerning on Indonesia's preparation to confront EU in WTO over palm oil dispute, held in Jakarta, Tuesday, January 7, 2020. (ANTARA/Sella Panduarsa Gareta/Sw)

From the beginning, we have been assisted by a legal team from which we chose the international attorney based in the EU capital of Brussels, Belgium
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Trade Ministry of Indonesia is hiring a team of international attorneys to confront the European Union (EU) over the palm oil dispute before the World Trade Organization (WTO). This follows the EU's discriminatory policies of Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and Delegated Regulation against Indonesia’s palm oil products.

"From the beginning, we have been assisted by a legal team from which we chose the international attorney based in the EU capital of Brussels, Belgium," Pradnyawati, Director of Trade Security of the ministry, remarked here Tuesday.

The ministry underwent a tender internationally, to process the response to the allegation of the EU's discrimination over Indonesia's palm oil products.

"This process has been committed for over a year since from the beginning President Joko Widodo had stated his discontent towards the EU's policies. We have taken some decisions," Pradnyawati emphasized.

The national team of attorneys is also involved in this measure to learn to solve the dispute at the international level, Pradnyawati added. 

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