The Ministry of Agriculture has stated to limit the ports for vegetable and fruit imports to four entry points from the previous eight. The decision will come into effect in March 2012.
The government plans to defend its new policy to tighten the import procedure of horticultural products at the World Trade Organization (WTO) following protests from other countries.
Importers of horticulture products protested the government’s plan to stop fruit and vegetable import via the country’s main Tanjung Priok Port.
PT Syngenta Indonesia aims to increase corn seeds production this year to 6,000 tons from 5,000 tons last year.