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Indonesia calls for Australia to open fruit gates

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture is renewing calls for Australia to open its borders to Indonesian fruit as part of ambitious efforts to grow the country’s tiny fruit-export industry thirtyfold by the end of the year.

The ministry’s head of agricultural quarantine, Hari Priyono, said the latest call comes after two years of unsuccessful attempts to export fruit such as mangoes to Australia.

China and Singapore are two key importers, and besides Australia the ministry is also eyeing Hong Kong and South Korea, as well as the Middle Eastern and European markets.

(Source: Jakarta Globe)