RI to notify WTO over new horticulture import policy

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 07:43

Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan said that his office would soon send a notification to the WTO over the government’s new policy to tighten the procedure for the import of horticulture products after a number of countries such as Australia begin to question the policy.

Gita said Wednesday that the move to tighten the import producer and limit the entry points of imported horticultural products was aimed at ensuring food safety and prevent the spread of plant diseases in the country.

He added such as a policy is considered a normal practice also conducted by other countries. (rei)

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