Second hand goods allowed to be imported to areas hit by natural disasters.
The government allows the imports of 190 types of second hand goods
needed by disaster hit provinces of Aceh, North Sumatra, Papua and East
Nusatenggara. Industry Minister Andung Nitimihardja said the decision
made jointly with the trade minister is aimed at facilitating
rehabilitation and reconstruction of areas hit by the natural disaster
ill the four provinces. Aceh and North Sumatra were devastated by
earthquake triggered tsunami on Dec 26 and earlier Nabire in Papau and
East Nusatenggara were hit by earthquake causing big casualties and
extensive damage. The importers are companies recommended by the
National Coordinating Body for Natural Disasters and Refugees.