Jakarta, Nov. 29 -- Indonesia, through the Ministry of Trade, is seeking to expand markets for its crude palm oil (CPO) products and derivatives to new export destinations in the Middle East, South Asia, and other regions.

The Ministry of Trade is eyeing new markets, given the negative sentiment from one of its main markets, the European Union, still persists.

"The trade of Indonesian palm oil in the European Union market is especially disturbed, and we are looking at other countries outside the main market," Director General of National Export Development at the Ministry of Trade Arlinda stated in Jidda on Thursday.

The director general remarked that the products can be exported to markets of non-traditional countries in other parts of ...