EU rules: Vital contracts could go to France as Palm Oil price rises | Politics | News

Britain is bidding to sell 18 of the latest Typhoon jets plus weapons and other equipment to Kuala Lumpur but the whole deal has been thrown into jeopardy after moves by Brussels to ban imports of palm oil, a vital commodity for the Southeast Asian country. The European Parliament has already voted overwhelmingly for the ban, a move condemned by the Malaysian government as naked protectionism designed to safeguard Continental producers of biofuels. The ruling Council of Ministers in the EU is set to follow suit. Britain, still bound by…

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