Expecting Export to Exceed $180b, Exporters Call for Appropriate Barriers-Tackling Steps

Indonesia export value is expected to continue growth in the next years, but calling for immediate actions to increase volume from small and medium scale industries on one hand while appropriate steps in tackling export bariers and unlocking logistics bottlenecks  on the other hand, according to Benny Soetrisno, Chairman of Indonesia Exporters’ Association  GPEI. 

Talking to the Seminar of Indonesia Export Outlook 2020 on the sideline of GPEI Annual Meeting 2019, Benny explained that this year (2019) export value was predictably to reach $160 billion and to exceed $180 billion in 2020.
Beny explained that Indonesia’s export next year would be back to normal growth in line with the lower tension of trade war between USA and China. 

“The growth would even be higher if we can maximize the industry potencies on one hand, while on the other hand we can tackle our problems from export barriers and from logistics performance,” he said.
He said, Indonesia export barriers were due to, among others, are  high production and logistics cost. 

Meanwhile, on her remark speech to open the seminar and meeting, Gati Wibawaningsih, Director General for Small and Mendium Scale Industries (IKMA) at the Minsitry of Industry,  said that the government commits to support the export growth through easy process in export permit. 

She echoed the explanation on export growth, saying the export of manufacture industry alone would reach more than US$ 130 billion this year (2019) and would increase to US$ 134 billion next year (2020).

“During Januari-September 2019, export of manufacture industry has reached US$ 93.7 billion,” she said. 

The Seminar and GPEI Annual Meeting 2019 involves some participants, including all GPEI Chapters (DPD and DPW) Yogyakarta, North Sumatera, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Central Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, and DKI Jakarta. 

In addition, some related associations also took part, including Indonesia Stevedoring Companies Association APBMI, Indonesia National Shipowners Association (INSA), Indonesia Shipping Agency Association (ISAA), and Indonesia Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI/ILFA).

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