Indonesia Agree Arrangements on US Dairy Imports

INDONESIA - As a follow up to the audits of the US food safety system for dairy products, conducted by Indonesian regulators, the Governments of the US and Indonesia have agreed to a process for facilitating the issuance of import permits to Indonesian importers which import dairy products from the US.
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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

On June 4, 2009 the Government of Indonesia (GOI) issued Law 18/2009 on Animal Health which requires plant-by-plant audits for any country wishing to export dairy products to Indonesia.

In response, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to conduct an audit of the food safety system for dairy instead of plant-by-plant inspections.

Subsequently, Indonesian auditors visited the United States during 19 - 23 September, 2011 and audited the US food safety system for dairy products.

Based on the results of audits, Indonesian and US officials agreed to an arrangement on the process for ensuring that Indonesian importers of US dairy products can acquire the necessary import recommendation from the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).

For more on the proceedure, see the full report.

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