Losing Out Again from Meat Imports
Monday, 27 February 2023
Ministers are divided over the authority to allow imports of buffalo meat. The interests of rent seekers are behind the quota system.
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo’s promise that during his second administration Indonesia would achieve self-sufficiency in meat looks increasingly impossible to realize. Instead of increasing domestic production and restraining prices, meat imports have led to divisions between members of the cabinet supporting the interests of a few tycoons.
The price of beef and buffalo meat has risen sharply over the last six months. Beef now costs Rp100,000 per...
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