US beef exports to Indonesia up more than 400%


Indonesia recently revised its restrictive import policies, which will now allow for imports of all beef muscle cuts and a range of beef variety meat items including livers, hearts, lungs, tails, tongues and feet. Joel Haggard, Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific of the US Meat Export Federation, said Indonesia’s large population and expanding economy make it a significantly promising market for US beef exports.

US beef exports to Indonesia rose more than 400% year-on-year in the first half of 2016, reaching 3271 tonnes, and more than doubled in value to just under USD 15 million. Mr Haggard is hopeful that more US processing plants will soon become eligible to serve Indonesia, a move that could further enhance US beef’s presence in the market.


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