Sunday, November 30, 2008

Indonesia will import Brazilian Beef

Indonesia will import a beef from Brazil by perform an examination and strict supervision. So far, a number of parties has reject the government's policy to import a beef from Brazil because this country had been affected by outbreaks of mouth and nail disease. But now, Brazil is free of mouth and nail disease also more than 100 countries has import high-quality of beef from this country. Australia and New Zealand which  export beef to Indonesia also imported from Brazil.

Indonesia continue to develop and enhance the technology of cows, so it can reduce the beef import. Agreement of cooperation research and development is also done with Brazil last wee during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Port of entry point is limited, i.e only the Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak, for easy to control. In addition, there will still control as usual on agricultural commodities and livestock imports. Indonesia had reproves by World Trade Organization (WTO) because  reject to import a beef from outside of Australia and New Zealand.

The import of meat from Brazil must meet strict conditions and requirements, such as boneless meat and meat comes from the state that is free of mouth and nail disease. The government will revise the policy, which include the import of meat must come from countries that are free of disease. So far, meat was import from Australia and New Zealand because these two countries has declared free of mouth and nail disease by the World Animal Health Organization (OIE / Organization Internzionale des Ephzoties). Other countries that free of PMK is Thailand, the United States, and Canada