Published January 29th, 2010
JAKARTA, Jan 23 (Bernama) — Indonesia will tighten its control over fruits from China to assure their quality, agriculture minister Suswono said here on Friday.
Quoting Suswono, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported that many fruits from China were found not to be in good condition because they were harvested long ahead of the proper time and therefore their price was low.
“A lot of fruits from China are already a year old such as oranges so that they have already lost their aroma. We will tighten control on fruits coming from China,” he said.
Apart from low quality, there are also other factors that have made fruits from that country cheap namely subsidy or dumping, he said.