September 20, 2020, 10.46 PM

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“It’s true that China has very strict requirements on traditional medicine, including procedures for registration, inspection, and distribution. But it does not mean it’s difficult or impossible to do.”

Currently, Indonesia has exported medicinal plants to China. However, not many are in the form of ready-to-consume herbal medicine. Most of the export products are raw materials for traditional Chinese medicine.

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“We have not exported finished products which could have added value. Most of them are still raw such as Curcuma zanthorrhiza and turmeric,” he said, adding that these were imported from Indonesia and he did not know about it.

To support this, the ambassador said the embassy will try to help bring traditional herbal products from Indonesia to China by providing a place to display the products in a shopping center in China.

“We, at the Indonesian Embassy, also provide a section called Window to the World to showcase Indonesian products. We are currently planning to also open Indonesia Pavilion,” he said.

(Writer: Syifa Nuri Khairunnisa | Editor: Yuharrani Aisyah)


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