REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Indonesia will export its mango and mangosteen to Australia, the Minister of Trade, Gita Wirjawan, said on Wednesday. "Australia has informed about the mangosteen. They will submit the draft to Australian parliament," he said. The export is expected to start in the next two or three months.
Initially, Indonesian mango and mangosteen were banned by Australia because it allegedly contained too much pesticide. Australia also responds positively to the postponement of Tanjung Priuk Port closure as the entrance of imported fruits. Wirjawan explained, the closure was based on health reason since many imported fruits and vegetables failed to met the quality standard.