ASIATODAY.ID, PROBOLINGGO – For the first time, Probolinggo Regency, East Java, exported 57 tons of porang flour to China.
This export is facilitated directly by the Indonesian Quarantine Agency.
“This is good momentum because the Chinese market was stopped due to China unilaterally implementing the Food Safety Law in 2020,” said Head of the Indonesian Quarantine Agency, M Sahat Panggabean in Probolinggo, Tuesday, November 21 2023.
For your information, the opening of market access for Indonesian porang flour to China occurred after the meeting between President Jokowi and Chinese President XI Jinping on July 27 2023 through the signing of the Porang Flour Export Protocol.
In export destination countries, this commodity is widely used in the food, health and beauty industries.
Head of the Indonesian Quarantine Technical Management Unit in East Java, Cicik Sri Sukarsih, said that exports of porang products through East Java Quarantine from 2020 to October 2023 reached a value of IDR 2.08 trillion with several export destination countries, namely Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United States.
Director of Probolinggo Big Power, Nursiyah, as a porang flour producer, said that his dream had come true. He appreciated the assistance and assistance provided by the Government through the Indonesian Quarantine Agency.
“In the future, we will continue to maintain the quality and quantity of porang flour production while also being able to increase the variety of production,” said Nursiyah.
Technically, China’s export protocol regulates administrative and sanitary requirements that must be met including exporter registration, quarantine certificates, packaging, labeling and laboratory testing.
Apart from that, this protocol also opens up opportunities for export commodities of porang flour to be able to enter through more than one port in China, not just Shanghai.
“In the near future, I will hold a meeting with GACC in China to discuss technical obstacles to exporting agricultural and fishery commodities. “We are encouraging the volume and variety of exports from Indonesia to China, including porang flour from Probolinggo Regency,” explained Sahat. (AT Network)
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