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Malaysia-Indonesia EUDR Joint Task Force Kick Off Meeting

August 4, 2023

One of the major outcomes following the Joint Mission by Indonesia and Malaysia to Brussels on in May 2023, as well as the follow-up visit of the European Commission to Indonesia and Malaysia in July 2023 was the agreement between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the European Union to establish an Ad Hoc Joint Task Force (JTF) on European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), to facilitate the implementation process and help address constraints and limitations of producing countries. The JTF’s first meeting (Kick off Meeting) was subsequently held on Friday, 4 August 2023 at Pullman Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. This meeting was facilitated by the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC).

The Malaysian delegation was headed by Dato’ Mad Zaidi bin Mohd Karli, Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation and Commodities Malaysia, Indonesian delegation was led by Dr. Musdhalifah Machmud, Deputy Minister for Food and Agribusiness, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA), the Republic of Indonesia, while the European Union delegation was led by Ms. Astrid Schomaker, Director for Green Diplomacy and Multilateralism, European Commission (EC).