French Politicians Scrapped Palm Oil Tax After Indonesia Execution Warning

Source: Desmog UK


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French parliamentarians scrapped plans for a tax on unsustainable palm oil in 2016 after being warned by France’s government that passing the law could lead to the execution of a French citizen in Indonesia.

A former minister described the warning as “possible blackmail” and said it had swung the decision against the tax.