The two stores, operated with Chinese importing company Yan Ty Ty, opened in the capital city of Henan Province on Monday (13/5). The company imports swift nests from PT Anugerah Citra Walet Indonesia.
"These swift nest importers have met the standards set by the Chinese authority," Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun said, here on Wednesday.
In 2012, Indonesian companies first met the standards set by the Chinese government for exporting swift nests.
In November 2014, six exporters of swift nests received certificates from the China Accreditation Administration and Certification Agency (CNCA).
The export value of swift nests rose from US$22.3 million (some Rp322 billion) in 2015 to US$102.9 million (about Rp1.48 trillion) in 2017.
As of July 2018, there were 21 swift nest processing industries from Indonesia that had received CNCA certificates, with 70.6 percent being imported. Indonesia controlled 67.1 percent of total swift nest imports from three Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
The swift nests consumption trend in China has shown an increase from 2014 to 2018, with expectations of consuming up to 1,000 tons in 2019.
Indonesia is the largest swift nest producer in the world, while China is the largest swift nest consumer country.
"We are optimistic that Indonesian swift nest products will continue to be one of the leading export products in China," said Ambassador Oratmangun.