Trade Ministry foils attempt to export 81,000L cooking oil to Timor Leste

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Press conference announcing the foiling of illegal cooking oil exports to Timor Leste (Source: Trade Ministry)

Jakarta, IO – Trade Ministry confiscated 81,000 liters of cooking oil at the Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya, bound to be illegally exported to Timor Leste. The exporter tried to trick the authorities by not mentioning cooking oil in the export declaration papers.

Trade Ministry’s acting director general for international trade Veri Anggrijono said the collaboration between the Directorate General of Customs and Excise and the Food Task Force managed to prevent the illegal exports.

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Veri is committed to strengthen synergies and inter-agencies cooperation with regard to the supervision and law enforcement of the palm oil and cooking oil export ban.