Indonesia suspends Taiwanese fruit imports

Indonesia's government has placed a half-year ban on six Taiwan fruit products, as a protectionist measure for domestic growers.

Indonesia is banning the import of Taiwanese durians, pineapples, melons, bananas, mangos and papayas until the end of June, according to Ordinance 60 of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture. The six make up the bulk of Taiwan's fruit exports to Southeast Asia.

Depending on market results, the fruit ban may be extended to the end of 2013, said Vice Minister of Agriculture Rusman Heriawan, according to the local media source metronews.

In addition, Indonesia is enforcing a half-year ban on four kinds of vegetables — potatoes, cabbages, peppers and carrots.


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