Jakarta (ANTARA) – The United States of America (USA) has provided assistance to Indonesia on its fishery products traceability to fulfill all requirements for exports to the US market.
This was a requirement since US had implemented the Seafood Import Monitoring Programme (SIMP) to ensure the traceability of any product entering the US, US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R Donovan stated in a press release received here Friday.
“As the SIMP is being implemented, we provide such assistance to the Indonesian government and fishery companies,” Donovan noted.
Before the SIMP assistance announcement, Donovan visited the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in Jakarta on Thursday, November 7, and held a meeting with Minister Edhy Prabowo.
During the meeting, they discussed a partnership in the marine and fishery sectors, along with other potential partnerships.
“I wish for closer friendship and partnership between Indonesia and the US,” Prabowo said.
Donovan also noted the investment in the fishery sector with a US company, Forever Oceans Corporations (FOC), cooperating with the local government of North Sulawesi for the export of amberjack.