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After four years of talks, Indonesia and the U.S. have signed a deal that will allow U.S. fresh potatoes into the country of more than 260 million people.

On June 5, the countries reached a market access agreement that will allow U.S. fresh potatoes to be exported to Indonesia under a defined set of phytosanitary requirements, according to a news release.

Potatoes produced in all U.S. states are included in the agreement, according to the release.

In order to ship to Indonesia potato growers and exporters will need to grow from certified seed potatoes, take actions to address any potential pests of concern and treat potatoes with sprout inhibitors prior to export, according to the release. In addition, importers in Indonesia will need to obtain an import permit.

 
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