WTO ruling against import licensing scheme Indonesia creates export opportunities for potato processing companies
November 12, 2017
The National Potato Council applauds the United States Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.
Salim Group signs R&D agreement with Dutch JV to boost Potato Production in Indonesia
April 24, 2016
The Salim Group, one of Indonesia's largest business groups, signed a R&D agreement worth $10 million with seed producer East West Seed Indonesia in The Hague last Friday to boost potato production in Indonesia.
Potato cultivation partly to blame for landslide in Indonesia
March 12, 2016
Potatoes cultivation is partly to blame for a recent landslide in Wonosobo, Central Java, as farmers engage in unsafe planting practices that harm the environment to try to reap high prices - according to a study revealed last week.
'Indonesia Should Not Import Potatoes' says Minister
October 25, 2011
Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said that Indonesia should not import potatoes because the commodity could be produced at home, Antara news agency reported. "I do not quite agree if commodities that could be produced at home must be imported. Ther...
Potato import Indonesia may see stricter regulation
October 15, 2011
The Indonesian government is considering establishing a trade system for potatoes, including what kinds of potatoes [products] may be imported and an import quota, an official says. Trade Ministry director general for foreign trade Deddy Saleh said hi...
Indonesian Farmers protest against potato imports
October 11, 2011
On Tuesday, a group of farmers protested in front of the Trade Ministry in Jakarta against the arrival of imported potatoes that they say were having a detrimental impact on sales of homegrown produce. “We urge the government to revoke the potato impo...
Indonesia plans to develop Jambi and North Sulawesi in production centers for French Fries
February 24, 2009
According to a report published by the Asia Pulse agency, Indonesian provinces Jambi and North Sulawesi that have good fertility and climate will be developed into potato production centers for french fries. In the province of Jambi in particular, pota...