State plantation firm, PTPN XII will supply cocoa products produced by its subsidiary, PT Rolas Nusantara Mandiri, to New Zealand this year.
"New Zealand is a new market for the company. So far, we had exported the products through traders," President Director of PTPN XII Berlino Mahendra Santosa stated, after signing a memorandum of understanding with PT Sarinah (Persero) in Jakarta, on Monday ( 12/3)
If the company sells the commodities directly to the factory, the supply chain will be shorter. The volume of cocoa supplied to New Zealand is 40 tons in a single delivery. The company had fulfilled the requirements of selling the commodities directly to New Zealand in November 2017.
"On Wednesday, we will go to New Zealand to meet other requirements," Santosa remarked.
Commodity-based products, such as coffee, tea, and cocoa, produced by companies are the highest quality products in the world. Through marketing the products directly to New Zealand, the company could attract world-class chocolate producers and learn from them. Indonesia must compete other countries to export the cocoa. "World famous chocolate factories in New Zealand buy raw materials from Ghana and Nicaragua," Santosa revealed. ( antara )