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  1. November 12, 2019

    Palm oil and next steps towards sustainability

    Last week the RSPO had its 16th General assembly and 17th Round Table meeting in Bangkok. Clearly, progress has been made over the last years and the volume of certified palm oil has increased. From the discussions it is also clear that much more needs to be done.
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  2. EU to discuss duties Indonesian biodiesel in TDC 13 Nov


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  3. October 18, 2019

    Waste or resource: barriers to a circular economy

    The Task Force Herijking Afvalstoffen chaired by Winnie Sorgdrager has identified obstacles that governments and companies are experiencing on their way to a circular economy. In order to be able to deal with scarce resources and to limit waste production and environmental impact, legislation and regulations often still pose a barrier. The report was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Association of Dutch Water Authorities. State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven who received the report on behalf of the Dutch cabinet: “The Netherlands will be fully circular in 2050. That is the transition that we are supporting together. In order to give wings to this transition, waste legislation and regulations must also be in order. The report helps to find those places where the rules are still tight. "
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  4. WTO approves U.S. “Airbus tariffs” on EU products


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  5. EU intends to impose definitive duties on Indonesian biodiesel


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  6. UK publishes “no deal” import duties on oils and fats


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  7. U.S. to impose 10% and 25% tariffs on EU goods on 18 October


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  8. September 20, 2019

    Calendula oil available for testing non-food applications

    Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp has Calenduala oil available for companies that want to test the oil for non-food applications like paint, coatings and cosmetics. The oil has interesting chemical and physical properties. The growing interest in locally produced and biobased products combined with agronomic research makes this oil an interesting feedstock to produce biobased substances.
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