Indonesian civil society groups criticize the agreement reached by the European Union trialogue on 6 December 2022.

The trialogue between the European Commission, the European Union Parliament and the Council of the European Union aims to agree on a text of the proposals for European Union Regulations regarding free products deforestation and forest degradation or the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). This regulation is intended to ensure that products imported or placed on the European Union market come from legal sources and do not cause deforestation and forest degradation.

CSOs assesses that unilateral initiatives such as the EUDR does not address the underlying problems that drive deforestation and forest degradation. It also neglects to consider providing incentives and support for efforts to protect remaining forest cover, reduce and prevent deforestation, and policy reforms towards sustainable management of forest-risk commodities production by the producing countries that are striving to address the root causes of deforestation (have not yet fully reached the deforestation-free stage).