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Indonesia allows the importation of chicken from Brazil

Sep, 09, 2019 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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Indonesia has revised its laws in order to allow imports of chicken and poultry products from Brazil following a World Trade Organization (WTO) decision, according to a statement from the Indonesian government.

Brazil launched a WTO case against Indonesia in October 2014, alleging that the country’s laws and procedures made it difficult for meat to enter the country. This year, Brazilians reinforced the complaint against the barriers.

A WTO panel ruled that four Indonesian policies violated international trade rules.

The Indonesian Ministry of Commerce said it followed WTO recommendations but said importers had not requested any imports from Brazil due to high freight costs.

Any imports must meet Indonesia’s international health standards and halal specifications, the ministry said.

In late August, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, said in a statement that ten Brazilian beef refrigerators had been allowed to export to Indonesia, one of the world’s most populous countries.

Source: Reuters

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