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TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Deddy Saleh, Foreign Trade director-general, says the Trade Ministry’s decree on horticulture imports will be suspended until September 28. “There are many reasons. One is because some businesspeople are not ready yet,” Deddy said in Jakarta on Friday.
Deddy added that many businesspeople had complained about the implementation of the regulation, which has been seen as premature. Businesses do not have adequate infrastructure to comply with the regulations, such as warehouses and cold storage rooms.
Furthermore, the appointment of three distributors and the issuance of licenses have also been questioned. “Although 54 importers have filed for permits, the number is not enough,” said the director-general.
Officials and those on the board of commerce in exporting countries have not been well informed about the procedures for horticulture imports, including the requirements and labeling. “Therefore we need more time to distribute information domestically and internationally,” Deddy explained.