The AKA will continue to work with the Indonesian government and the U.S. FDA to resolve all issues related to kratom exported from Indonesia to meet FDA standards for purity and quality. Utah State Senator Curt Bramble, Rhode Island Speaker Pro Tempore Brian Patrick Kennedy, Jack Henningfield, PhD and leading researcher on kratom, and Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy will continue high-level meetings with other Indonesian officials in the next week. The meeting with the chief of staff to Indonesia’s president is the result of years of preparation and planning, and it is a major step forward given the firm commitment of Mr. Moeldoko to direct various Ministries to resolve existing concerns about kratom based on science.
Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy for the AKA, expressed the appreciation of “the millions of kratom consumers in America for the commitment of the Indonesian government to follow the science on its policy on kratom, and the commitment of the AKA to support fair trade practices so that poor Indonesian farmers would not be exploited by unfair trade practices,”
The AKA Delegation will travel to the Pontianak to meet with local government officials where kratom is the most significant part of that economy and will visit with farmers in that region.