After 21 Years of Ceasing All Exports of Spice Commodities, Ambon Has Finally Started Exports on Nutmeg
After being suspended for 21 years, Maluku Province finally returned to exporting spice commodities in the form of nutmeg seeds abroad, Tuesday (30/3/2021). The export activities of Maluku's leading commodities took place at Yos Sudarso Port, Ambon. A total of 28 tons of nutmeg seeds are packed in one container with a capacity of 40 feet with the aim of exporting China executed by PT. Subur Anugerah Indonesia.
The export of Maluku products was officially released at Yos Sudarso Port, Ambon by the Regional Secretary of the Maluku Province, Kasrul Selang, accompanied by the Head of the Maluku Customs and Excise Office, Erwin Situmorang, the Head of the Industry and Trade Office of the Maluku Province, Elvis Pattiselano, and the Maluku Export Acceleration Team. Kasrul Selang said that the export of the first nutmeg commodity from Ambon was resumed after it had been halted since Maluku was hit by the conflict in 1999.
Head of the Maluku Customs and Excise Regional Office, Erwin Situmorang, explained that his party also encouraged farmers and entrepreneurs in Maluku to directly export their produce. Customs and Excise strongly support export activities in Maluku to run well because it will have a direct impact on the Maluku economy. "In principle, Customs and Excise provide excellent service to the community to ensure that export activities are not hampered," he said.
Moreover, in processing the required documents, there are no obstacles and it is very easy because the Maluku Export Acceleration Team is assisted. "In the future, we will always support this export program. We also target that every month there will be direct nutmeg exports from Ambon," he said. He added that by being exported directly from Ambon, the region would also benefit.