Malaysia to work with other countries to fight EU’s deforestation law

MALAYSIA will fight the European Union’s Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) as it will negatively impact the country’s trade in palm oil, cocoa, and timber, said Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof.  

Fadillah, who is also the Minister of Plantation and Commodities, said the legislation would be another trade barrier between Malaysia and the EU as the due diligence requirements would indirectly increase administrative and production costs.