Agriculture and Livestock Minister Tommy Tomscoll, says it's been noticed, that exporters in the country are sending off low-quality beans to international markets.
Mr. Tomscoll says, this poses a threat to the premium quality PNG is known for exporting.
He told Parliament during question time this morning, that anyone caught exporting low quality coffee beans, will be dealt with, under the Coffee Industry Corporation laws.
"The day we start to compromise quality, we start to compromise our premium, we will lose that 1-percent market we hold in the world or global market.
"So we cannot afford to do exactly that.
"The CIC remains committed to ensuring that coffee assurances, monitoring coffee and tracing coffee is a priority," Minister Tomscoll said
He was responding to questions by Chuave MP Wera Mori, on what the government is doing to sub-standard coffee-bean exporters, and the status of the C-I-C.