Agriculture officials in Indonesia have requested that China opens its doors to a variety of its fruit exports including durian, dukuh, watermelon, melon, guava and mango.
Indonesian Ministry officials were in Beijing to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation and consultation in the field of phytosanitation in a bid to ensure product and consumer security between the two countries, Antara News reported.
"We have asked the Chinese government to open its domestic market to tropical fruits from Indonesia and we have also proposed that certain other fruits from our country be exported to China," said Syukur Iwantoro, head of the agriculture ministry's quarantine commission.
The MoU was signed by the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of both China and Indonesia, the report said.
"From the result of our discussions, we were given a signal that Indonesia has an opportunity to export a number of its tropical fruits to China if they have been registered with AQSIQ," Mr Iwantoro added.