Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Industry and Trade Office is tightening the monitoring of imported products, in particular from Papua New Guinea.
The Head of Papua Industry and Trade Office Max Olua told reporters in Jayapura on Tuesday (9/8/2016) that his office would intensively conduct monitoring, because some products from Papua New Guinea such as the fast foods are now circulated in Jayapura City and its surrounding areas.
“Control over the food products from Papua New Guinea is very important to protect consumers from expired products,” he said.
He said in Jayapura, products from Papua New Guinea are not only coming by land, but also via the sea.
He said the imported products from Papua New Guinea to Papua not only monitored by his office, but also by the Papua Border and Foreign Affairs Agency. Therefore, they are keeping the coordination on monitoring the circulation of products.
“There are some entries for the products from Papua New Guinea to Papua. To control the circulation of productes coming to Papua, we need to increase the coordination among relevant agencies,” he said.
He said it’s not only the products from PNG that getting attention, but also the Indonesian products (Papua) bought by PNG citizens also under their monitoring. “Everyday many PNG citizens come and enter to the border area to buy the basic commodities from the Indonesian traders,” said Olua.
Earlier, the Head of Papua Border and Foreign Affairs Agency, Suzana Wanggai told in regular days the number of people visiting the border market could reach 900 people. “It proves that the border area is not a place to be fear to visit,” said Wanggai. (*/rom)