In the 5th Ministerial Meeting Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) in Malaysia, the country members agreed on taking some strategic steps against discriminative campaign over palm oil products. The organization will not participate on Indirect Land Use Change workshop which is part of European Union’s event considered oppugning palm oil products in the European region. Besides, CPOPC vowed to adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to boost palm oil industry.

In addition, CPOPC also decided on a number of strategic steps in maintaining bargaining power amid the challenges of the global market, including programs for farmers, establishing Colombia as a CPOPC member, mandatory reinforcement of biodiesel, and strategies to overcome black campaigns in the global market.