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Jakarta Post

Palestine seeks more tariff exemptions from Indonesia

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 24 2019   /  01:19 am

Palestine has requested the Indonesian government exempt it from import tariffs on 61 of its products after Jakarta lifted tariffs on Palestinian dates and olives earlier this year.The request was made by the Palestinian delegation during its visit to the Trade Ministry in Jakarta following significant disruption to Palestine’s economy because of Israel’s boycott on supplies passing through the border of the two countries.“We are here in Indonesia with the hope of strengthening our relations so that our trade and economy can be freed thoroughly from Israel’s influence,” said Jawad Almuty, director for trade development at Palestine’s National Economy Ministry, in a press conference on Tuesday in Jakarta.However, Almuty said he could not reveal the 61 products in question as they were still under discussion with Indonesian officials.The Palestinian delegation, consisting of re...