Palm oil

Greenpeace Blocks a French Biorefinery which Uses Palm Oil to Produce Biofuels

Greenpeace activists have blocked the entrance of a refinery in southern France, where oil giant Total uses controversial palm oil to produce biofuels.

Environmentalists say palm oil is causing deforestation, with huge areas of tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia being cut down or burned in recent decades to create space for plantations.

Indonesia has Тhreatened to Impose Higher Duties on EU Dairy Products

The Indonesian Ministry of Commerce has threatened to impose higher tariffs on EU dairy products in response to the proposed measure by the bloc on palm oil biodiesel, the BTA quoted France as saying.

The warning could exacerbate the trade dispute between the EU and Indonesia, which is the world's largest producer of palm oil. The EU plans to reduce palm oil-based biofuels by 2030.

Indonesia Declares a Trade War to the European Union

Indonesia, which is the largest producer of palm oil, plans to raise the import duties on dairy products from EU countries to 8-18 percent.

The intention of raising the tariffs was announced by the Minister of Commerce of the Asian country Enggartiasto Lukita. The measure is in response to the Union's plan to impose similar duties on Indonesian palm oil biodiesel, he added.

Imitation Dairy Products will Now be Sold Only in Individual Packages in Bulgaria

Today's imitation dairy products in the country will only be sold at designated store shelves, and only in individual packages. Non-compliant products should be withdrawn from the market.
The compliance with the rules will be inspected by reviewers from the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency. The new regulation came into force in the middle of last year.

Unilever Gets OK to Buy Bulgarian Ice-cream Firm Sladoledena Fabrika

Unilever has secured approval from competition officials in Bulgaria to snap up a local ice-cream maker.

The FMCG giant, the world's largest ice-cream business by sales, has been given the green light to buy Sladoledena Fabrika, also known as Denny Ice Cream after one of its main brands, reports Just Food. 

Kaufland Stops Selling Part of Unilever's Products in Bulgaria due to a Trade Dispute

One of Europe's largest retail chains, Germany's Kaufland, and one of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers, Unilever, entered into a trade dispute over the prices of the goods sold. This has led to a break in their relationship, which will also affect the Bulgarian market. In early September, the chain decided to remove from sale 480 Unilever products in Germany.