The US is raising a dispute with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against Indonesia for violating agreements on pork imports. Although Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, there is significant potential demand for pork products in the Horeca industry, as well as among minority populations, said The US National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). In the NPPC’s view, Indonesia’s import permit system violates numerous provisions of the WTO Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures.
Indonesia currently allows imports from only five US slaughter and processing plants, limiting the supply of US pork to the Indonesian market. According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service office in Jakarta, the Indonesian government is making “little effort” to approve additional plants.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/us-raises-dispute-over-indonesia2019s-pork-imports)