TEMPO.CO, Manado - Jenny Karouw, the head of North Sulawesi Industry and Trade Agency, said that North Sulawesi is set to meet fuli (mace) demands from India.
"A total of 4.68 tons of mace will be exported to India on the second week of May 2015, contributing US$57,169 of foreign exchange to the state," Jenny said in Manado on Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Jenny added that India is one of potential export destinations for North Sulawesi with high demands on nutmeg derivative products. The provincial government hopes that exporters in North Sulawesi would be able to see the potential of Indian market and provide added value to the products.
Jenny explained that mace is often used for food ingredients, medicinal purposes and aromatherapy in India. Jenny revealed that the market for the commodity will be expanded to Asia, Europe, America and Africa.
The provincial government will continue to facilitate exporters by providing trainings and product diversifications.