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Indonesia Reopens Import Permit Process

As we noted in last week’s Export Newsline, there has been a delay in Indonesia’s issuance of beef and live cattle import recommendations, which has typically taken place in late November or early December. The situation was clarified this week in a notice issued by Indonesia’s Directorate General for Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS).

According to the DGLAHS notice, applications for import recommendations for beef and feeder cattle will be accepted on Dec. 20, following the evaluation of importers’ utilization of their 2014 import allocations. Under Indonesian regulations, importers are obligated to import at least 80 percent of their allotted quantities or risk being denied future import allocations.

DGLAHS has also reopened the application process for import recommendations for breeding cattle and meat other than beef. These applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. Exporters serving Indonesia may email Travis Arp or call 303-623-6328 with any questions.