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Jakarta Post

Economy in brief: Govt should fight ‘fake’ orange importers

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 14 2017   /  12:30 am

The Indonesian government needs to be selective in issuing import permits to traders buying Pakistani Kinnow oranges, as some companies may not be real importers because they sell its “import quota” to other companies, said the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin)."We must support real importers that buy Kinnow oranges from Pakistan," Mufti Hamka, Kadin, vice chairman for Middle Eastern countries' affairs, told The Jakarta Post recently.He said some companies, which get an import quota, do not really import the oranges, but rather sell the quota to other companies, resulting in higher-priced oranges for end consumers.The Indonesian government noted the concern from the Pakistani government on various non-tariff barriers that made it hard for Indonesian importers to obtain licenses. Both governments are discussing the issue to find a solution.Pakistan booked a US$2 billi...