Non-tariff barriers to come down

New Delhi, Nov 23 | Updated: Nov 24 2005, 05:30am hrs
India and Indonesia have decided to work on the problem of non-tariff barriers currently hampering trade between the two countries. Speaking at the Indo-Indonesia business summit in New Delhi on Wednesday, commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath said that there were some NTBs in the animal husbandry and non-agricultural sectors which need to be removed.

I have spoken to my colleague Pangestu about it and she has gracefully agreed to deal with these. I am sure that we will be able to surmount these problems and resolve them in the larger interest of our people, he said. Indonesia does not permit import of meat and meat products from India on the ground that India is not free from foot-and-mouth disease.