Indonesia Approves 10 Additional U.S. Establishments
In early September 2017, the government of Indonesia approved 10 additional U.S. establishments for export to Indonesia, including five pork facilities, four beef facilities and one lamb facility. This should create additional opportunities in this promising market, where 2017 beef exports (through July) totaled 7,561 metric tons (up 91 percent from a year ago) valued at $27.4 million (up 60 percent). Opportunities for U.S. pork are somewhat limited in Indonesia, but bacon and other value-added products are popular in certain regions of the country and especially in the hospitality sector. Through July, pork exports to Indonesia totaled 65 metric tons valued at about $250,000, but the addition of eligible facilities could help generate more business activity for U.S. pork in Indonesia.