Preventing Illegal Imported Goods, Government Ready to Strengthen Regulations News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs is coordinating with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and the National Police in tightening import flows. These include strengthening import regulations through e-commerce, accelerating the revision of regulations regarding import prohibitions and restrictions, regulating the circulation of domestic goods, as well as shifting supervision from post-border to border.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said, The widespread distribution of imported goods in traditional markets and e-commerce, especially goods indicated to originate from illegal imports, has received many complaints from associations, business actors and the public.

This condition also threatens the existence of domestic industry and MSMEs and the sustainability of the workforce, including the textile and textile products sector.

“This is proof of the government’s attention to providing protection for domestic industry and MSMEs from the threat of illegally imported goods. This is also a very good result of coordination in implementing the import tightening policy,” he said in a press release, quoted Thursday (26/10 /2023).

He said that in its implementation, the transfer of this mechanism gave rise to several challenges. For this reason, it must be followed by efforts to maintain the Dwelling Time of services at the port and establish a Service Level Agreement (SLA) at the Ministry/Agency providing recommendations for issuing import permits.

Apart from that, implementing a monitoring mechanism at the border by the Directorate General of Customs and Excise so that it is right on target. So that it does not disrupt the flow of goods, especially the flow of raw materials, auxiliary materials and capital goods which are really needed by domestic industry.

“Synergy between ministries must always be strengthened and followed up with concrete action in the field. So that illegal imports which are a threat to the Indonesian economy can be immediately overcome, both through official ports and ports, and other places where illegal imported goods circulate throughout Indonesia. ” said Airlangga.

It is known that the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs has also destroyed imported goods that are illegal and do not meet standards as well as prohibition and restriction documents.

The illegal imported goods destroyed are estimated to be worth no less than IDR 40 billion, in the form of used clothing products, steel products, pipes, SNI mandatory commodities, forestry products, electronics, cosmetics, food and drinks, as well as measuring instruments and other textile products.

“I appreciate the hard work and good cooperation in the field between the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Ministry of Finance, Directorate General of PKTN, Ministry of Trade, and Bareskrim Polri in carrying out this action,” explained Airlangga.

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