On 28 January 2019, EuroCham Energy Working Group had a consultative meeting with Director of Bioenergy of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The meeting aims to discuss comparison of benefit of biodiesel and biogas particularly to support power generation sector. The discussion as well as further follow up plan to discuss more were welcomed and well received. Following the meeting, EuroCham will share written proposals toward the idea being presented, and upon that the follow up meeting will later be arranged with the relevant stakeholders.
The group met on 24 January 2019 to coordinate advocacy efforts and review past engagement with the government ministries and agencies related with policies in the sector. Some priority issues for 2019 were also determined to be included into the upcoming position papers. Topics specifically discussed were the outcome of policy meetings with the Customs Main Office, Ministry of Trade, and the President Office on few customs regulations including on cargo manifest, procedures to get preferential tariffs based on FTAs, new regulation on origin declaration, and new import provisions on few commodities. The group decided at the end of meeting to postpone the election of Head for the Group considering the confident that the group activities can still be maintained with the current leadership of the deputies of the working group.