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South Sumatera Quarantine Evaluated Plant Quarantine Installation to Export Palm Kernel Expeller to New Zealand

Special doc./Palm kernel expeller.
South Sumatera Quarantine Evaluated Plant Quarantine Installation to Export Palm Kernel Expeller to New Zealand

InfoSAWIT, OKI – Plant, Fish, and Animal Quarantine Agency South Sumatera (South Sumatera Quarantine) did assess Instalasi Karantina Tumbuhan (IKT) for palm kernel expeller (PKE) that would be exported to New Zealand. It was on 3 to 4 June 2024 in Regency of Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI), South Sumatera Province. IKT is one facility that the importer required to confirm the product quality.

“Every phytosanitary condition from the goal country should be well prepared and qualitied by exporter. South Quarantine encouraged, developed, and accelerate to qualify every condition,” Kostan Manalu, Head of South Sumatera Quarantine said, as in the official press conference on Saturday (8/6/2024).

He also mentioned that many countries want the animal woof commodity, such as, Netherland, China, Singapore, Philippine, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 2022 to 2024, South Sumatera has exported about 369 thousand tons PKE.

In 2022, the province exported it for about 157 thousand tons. The numbers got escalated to be 169 thousand tons in 2023. Until May 2024, South Sumatera exported 41 thousand tons of palm oil waste products.

PKE is chocolate powder, deriving from palm kernel, which is, seed or endosperm (shell protector) and embryo (kernel). Manalu thought, PKE would be very good for animal woof because it has many kinds of component that animals need of, such as, rough protein, rough fat, rough fiber, calcium, phosphor, and others.

“IKT would assess some documents and technical terms and conditions in the field that should be complete and qualifying them in the goal countries,” Manalu added, as InfoSAWIT quoted from Suarapublik.

Badan Karantina Indonesia as the competent authority to qualify sanitary and phytosanitary terms and conditions would keep developing every exporter to qualify the terms and conditions. Manalu thought, this would be the same with what Head of Badan Karantina Indonesia, Sahat M Panggabean said so that every quarantine office should help and encourage the exporters and micro, small, and medium business (MSMB) to qualify the quarantine terms and conditions from the goal countries which means to help escalate the economy in the regions and get more exchange for this country.

“We are always open, proactive, and together with every exporter, and MSMB both that have been operating and just started their business to encourage and qualify the terms and condition,” Manalu said. (T2)