(From The Jakarta Post)
A new U.S. policy requiring all agricultural products from Indonesia to undergo security inspection in Singapore before entering the U.S. market could hurt Indonesia's agricultural exports, the government admitted on Friday.
Ferry Yahya, director for agricultural and mining exports at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that the policy could result in additional costs for the country's exporters as it would lengthen export procedures.
"Importers (in the U.S.) could have to pay additional expenses, which they will naturally seek to recover from exporters," Ferry told The Jakarta Post.
"As such, it will hurt our …