Indonesia works to resume palm oil exports hinh anh 1A farmer harvests palm seeds in Riau, Indonesia. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Indonesia has received its first requests for palm oil export permits, some of which could be granted on May 30, Veri Anggriono, a senior official of the Indonesian Ministry of Trade said.

Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has officially allowed exports to restart from May 23 after a three-week halt. However, companies are facing regulatory hurdles that are slowing the process of getting their shipments out.

The Indonesian government has targeted exporting 1 million tonnes of palm oil based on companies’ domestic sales.

Indonesia is requiring firms to reserve a share of their palm oil exports for the local market under a Domestic Market Obligation (DMO) and to join a bulk cooking oil programme.

Eddy Martono, Secretary General of the Indonesia Palm Oil Association (GAPKI), said he hoped exports could soon return to a pre-ban level of 2.5 million to 3 million tonnes per month./.