In a bid to help develop dairy cattle farming in Indonesia, GKSI will import 12,000 productive cows of the Friesian Holstein type from Australia for 2002.
Despite the decline in domestic fresh milk production, GKSI has continued to play an important role.
The future issues which GKSI need to anticipate are the free market era, the revocation of the Proof of Locally Produced Fresh Milk Absorption mechanism, and the lifting of the compulsory ratio between the consumption of locally produced fresh milk and that of imported fresh milk.
The prices of locally produces fresh milk are set on the basis of an agreement between milk processors and GKSI, and they are reviewed on a periodical basis.
GKSI has urged the National Standardization Agency (BSN by its Indonesian initials) to review the application of SNI (Indonesian National Standard) to fresh milk used as a basic material by industries because it is not suitable for such milk.