JAKARTA, July 1 Newmont Mining Corp said
on Tuesday it had filed for international arbitration against
the Indonesian government over mining export restrictions.
Newmont, which declared force majeure last month at its Batu
Hijau copper mine, is in dispute with the Indonesian government
over an escalating export tax imposed in January that the
U.S.-based miner says conflicts with its mining contract.
"PTNNT (Newmont's Indonesian operations) and its
shareholders are left with no option but to seek relief through
international arbitration to ensure our stakeholders' jobs,
rights and interests are protected," Martiono Hadianto,
president director of PTNNT said in a statement.
(Reporting by Michael Taylor; Editing by Himani Sarkar)