Minister of Agriculture Amran Unleashes Exports of 206.8 Tons of Poultry Products

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, April 21 2018 - 12:30 IWST

Mentan Andi Amran Sulaiman (Dok Industry.co.id)
Mentan Andi Amran Sulaiman (Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman releases poultry products such as processed chicken, chicken and chicken (DOC) with a volume of 206.8 tons for the purpose of three countries.

The export of poultry products to East Timor, Japan and Papua New Guinea is done by Minister of Agriculture in PT Charoen Pokphan Indonesia (CPI) as exporter, in Jakarta, Friday (20/4/2018)

"After successfully penetrating the Japanese market, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste, we are targeting Indonesian poultry products to fill Malaysia and the Philippines, then ASEAN countries and even Asia," he said.

Exports of poultry products consist of processed chicken meat shipped as much as 6.89 tons to Timor Leste, 6.69 to Japan and 8.58 tons of meat Papua New Guinea.

Then export of other products to Papua New Guinea in the form of feed Lk Feed 2420 feed as much as 120 tons, and 5000 day old chick (DOC) and packaging beverage products as much as 63.7 tons.

The export of 12 poultry products to Japan, East Timor and Papua New Guinea is estimated to be worth 135,254 US dollars or equivalent Rp1, 85 billion.

Meanwhile, Director General of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health (PKH) of the Ministry of Agriculture I Ketut Diarmita told media crews that it is not easy for Indonesia to penetrate the Japanese market that sets biosafety and biosecurity requirements very tight.

In fact, he added, Indonesia can take up to five years to reassure the country after the ban on export of processed chicken products due to the rampant bird flu disease in 2004.

According to Ketut Diarmita, the acceptance of Indonesian products by Japan to be a barometer if processed chicken meat from Indonesia can be accepted by other countries.

PT CPI President Director Thomas Effendy said exports to Timor Leste and Japan were the first and fourth to Papua New Guinea since 2017.

Export to Japan, he added, is a very good achievement considering the country is very concerned about its customers.

According to him, since 2014 Japan sent a team from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to continuously assess the food processing business unit PT CPI.

The results of the assessment of the products allowed exporting to Japan, he added, increased significantly from the results of previous visits and the product is acceptable to Japanese consumers.

"From the latest assessment conducted by the MAFF delegation of Japan makes us more optimistic to enter the Japanese market as our first export market outside Southeast Asian countries," he said.

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