Malaysia threatens restrictions on French imports over palm oil ban

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has warned French President Emmanuel Macron that his government is mulling legislation to restrict imports from France, whose bilateral trade with Malaysia totalled  almost 4 billion euros in 2017, if Paris goes ahead with a proposed ban on the use of palm oil in bio fuels.

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Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, reports Reuters.