March 20, 2024


Indonesia's ID FOOD to import 20,000 tonnes of beef from Brazil


Indonesia's state-run food holding ID FOOD is set to procure 20,000 tonnes of beef from Brazil this month, with the shipments expected to arrive gradually following Eid al-Fitr, Antara reported.


Announcing the procurement plan, ID FOOD president director Frans Marganda Tambunan explained that the process would commence immediately, although the deliveries would occur post-Eid due to the phased nature of the imports.


The government, through the National Food Agency (Bapanas), has tasked ID FOOD with importing the beef from Brazil this year as part of efforts to stabilise market prices during Ramadan.


Tambunan cited regulatory procedures as the reason for the delay in beef imports during Ramadan, highlighting the need to obtain recommendations from the Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture and Import Approval Letters from the country's Ministry of Trade.


While refraining from disclosing the initial quota for beef imports post-Eid, Tambunan mentioned that details would be determined by the procurement team.


Additionally, ID FOOD has been entrusted with distributing a portion of the national beef supply later in the year to pre-empt potential shortages in early 2025.


Tambunan assured that updates on the procurement progress and shipment schedules would be provided as the process unfolds, highlighting the collaborative effort of the procurement team in managing the imports.


-      Antara

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