BPS ensures no Israeli dates enter Republic of Indonesia

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Published Mar 16, 2024

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The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Indonesia has announced that the country will not import any Israeli dates. This decision comes after the Indonesian Ulema Council urged Muslims in the country to refrain from consuming products linked to Israel in solidarity with Palestine. Despite the lack of diplomatic ties between Indonesia and Israel, trade between the two nations has been ongoing, with imports from Israel to Indonesia reaching US$ 14.4 million from January to September 2023. The majority of Indonesia's date palm imports are sourced from Tunisia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.
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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has confirmed that no imported Israeli dates will enter Indonesia. Indonesia's date palm imports are predominantly supplied from Tunisia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Acting Head of BPS Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti revealed that BPS had confirmed this matter with Customs and Excise and related parties. Amalia also confirmed that the largest imports of dates came from Tunisia at 29.7%, Iran 9.3% and Saudi Arabia 8.6%. "Most imports of dates during January-February 2024 came from Tunisia, Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia," said Acting Head of BPS Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, Friday (15/3/2024). The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) previously called on all Muslims in Indonesia not to consume products affiliated with Israel, including dates. MUI calls Israeli dates haram. The warning is contained in MUI Fatwa Number 83 of 2023 concerning the Law on Support for Palestine. By boycotting its products, people can help weaken Israel's ...
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