Vastavam web: India today raised the issue of market access and regulatory barriers that its companies are facing in Indonesia in sectors such as pharma, dairy and bovine meat, the commerce ministry said today.The issues were discussed during a meeting between Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and his Indonesian counterpart Enggartiasto Lukita here.
The ministry in a statement said that the Indonesian side has agreed to conduct inspection visits for registering dairy products, fresh food of plant origin and meat processing facilities.It added that the ministers agreed to deepen economic cooperation by having greater cooperation of stakeholders, including government, business and entrepreneurs.Both the ministers “agreed to hold a meeting of regulators to resolve issues concerning the pharma and health sectors, it said.”These working groups will also look into facilitation of services and areas of mutual interest between both the countries,” it said.
“We agreed to promote business on both sides which will benefit our citizens. We also agreed to explore new areas of cooperation,” Prabhu said in a tweet.Talking to reporters, he said both the sides agreed to work together to promote business, exports and imports.Lukita said that he had a frank and open meeting with the Indian trade minister.He said that working groups can discuss issues over video calls. If there is anything to resolve at minister’s level, “we can call each other also,” he added.