Thu, 17 Mar 2011

TEMPO Interactive, Kediri:Brown sugar businessmen in Kediri, East Java, have lost their orders from Japanese importers following the tsunami last Friday. It is unknown when the situation return to normal. “Deliveries have stopped completely,” Achmad Rubai, a businessman in Kediri, told Tempo yesterday.

Exports to Japan, said Rubai, had become uncertain after earthquakes and tsunami hit the country. Japanese importers have called off brown sugar deliveries indefinitely. Rubai’s Kokuta company has sent 244.8 tons of brown sugar to Japan over the past six months.