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Don’t grant licenses to ‘fake’ orange importers

Senin, 13 November 2017 / 11:46 WIB

Don’t grant licenses to ‘fake’ orange importers
JAKARTA,24/06-IMPOR BUAH. Pengunjung memilih aneka buah yang dijual di Hypermart, Jakarta, Kamis (24/06). US Department Agriculture mencatat, impor buah pir Indonesia pada tahun 2007/2008, sebanyak 90.580 ton. Angka impor tersebut mengalami penurunan 7,5% pada tahun 2008/2009 menjadi 83.770 ton. Tahun ini, USDA meramalkan angka impor buah pir tersebut naik 9,8% naik menjadi 92.000 ton. KONTAN/Fransiskus Simbolon/24/06/2010

KONTAN.CO.ID - KARACHI. The Indonesian government needs to be selective in issuing import permits to traders buying Pakistani Kinnow oranges, as some companies may not be real importers because they sell its “import quota” to other companies, said the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).

"We must support real importers that buy Kinnow oranges from Pakistan," Mufti Hamka, Kadin, vice chairman for Middle Eastern countries' affairs, told The Jakarta Post recently.

He said some companies, which get an import quota, do not really import the oranges, but rather sell the quota to other companies, resulting in higher-priced oranges for end consumers.

The Indonesian government noted the concern from the Pakistani government on various non-tariff barriers that made it hard for Indonesian importers to obtain licenses. Both governments are discussing the issue to find a solution.

Pakistan booked a US$ 2 billion trade deficit in the past several years, despite the presence of a preferential trade agreement with Indonesia.

Nevertheless, two-way trade has improved in the first eight months this year. Imports from Pakistan to Indonesia increased by 39,7% to US$ 128,9 million and exports from Indonesia were up by 28,2% to US$ 1,6 billion. (Stefani Ribka)

Sumber : The Jakarta Post
Editor: Dupla Kartini


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