Thursday, 14 August, 2008 | 19:00 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:New Zealand has called on Indonesia to exempt from tariffs, 12 beef and dairy products exported to Indonesia. As compensation, they will provide assistance in technology transfer to guarantee the quality beef and dairy products. This can support Indonesia in meeting the demands for beef and milk supplies.
Agriculture Minister, Anton Apriyanto, has not approved the request because the compensation offered remains unclear. Indonesia had previously negotiated with New Zealand, and hoped that New Zealand will invest in Indonesia. The request for no tariffs for the 12 products is linked with the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.