• Forwarder Service is Falling, ALFI Urges Sri Mulyani Revise Rules

    JAKARTA – Indonesian logistics and forwarder association (ALFI) urged Finance Minister Sri Mulyani to revise the Minister of Finance No.229 / PMK.04 / 2017 because the beleid is considered to kill forwarding, transportation and customs clearance (PPJK) and medium or SMEs.

    Permenkeu 229/2017 regulates the procedures for imposition of import duty on imported goods based on international agreements or agreements.

    Chairman of the DPW ALFI DKI Jakarta, Widijanto said due to the enactment of Permenkeu 229/2017 that many PPJK members of ALFI DKI Jakarta which became an extension of importers at the port of Tanjung Priok must bear the duty of goods. Whereas according to the rules are not subject to import duty as the Asean free trade agreement.

    “Over the past week alone, nearly 100 of our member companies are reporting to Jakarta’s ALFI regarding the issue,” he told Bisnis.com, Tuesday (20/3/2018).

    Widijanto asserted that according to the beleid, the time limit for the delivery of certificate of origin (SKA) for goods entering the red or yellow route shall only be given one day or until 12.00 WIB the following day, since the import notice of goods (PIB) gets the determination of yellow line (PJK) or red line designation (PJM) in customs clearance offices that have implemented 24/7 working hours.

    While those who have not applied the pattern 24/7 no later than two days starting until 12.00 on the next day. According to him, the deadline is too short for goods that go through the red line and must be examined physically by customs officers, and if passed over the time limit then the SKA is considered no longer valid.

    In fact, Widijanto said, in an international trade agreement SKA valid one year. As a result of SKA’s too short awaiting, the importer is subject to a memorandum of notes and pay a very high import duty of up to hundreds of millions of rupiah.

    “Whereas the preference tariff is an international agreement to facilitate the trade process in the world, instead of inhibiting and causing high cost economy in the process of importation,” he said.

    Surprisingly, said Widijanto, in the beleid it was mentioned precisely on goods that in fact do not need inspection or through the green channel of SKA submission no later than three days for customs office that apply the pattern 24/7 and three working days for customs offices that have not implemented 24/7 .

    In fact, he said, for importers who become the main partner or priority, the deadline for delivery of SKA is more loose up to five working days since PIB get the goods approval approval letter (SPPB). And for the bonded landlord / entrepreneur (TPB) operator for a maximum of three working days since the PIB obtains SPPB.

    Widijanto explained that ALFI DKI understands the beleid based on the risk management applied by the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, but this policy creates a sense of injustice for business actors and can kill ALFI members who notabebe SMEs because PPJK must bear all the burden of import duty fees due to delay of SKA importers refuse to pay import duties caused by the delay.

    “We consider this policy is this policy is a caste policy by glorifying global / foreign business actors and marginalizing national business,” he said.

    Therefore, ALFI DKI urged Finance Minister Sri Mulyani to revise the regulation and expected the SKA deadline to the same customs office, which is three working days for the whole process of importation. “That way, importers are entitled to preferential tariff according to international agreement,” said Widijanto.

    He also said that because many complaints of ALFI members have sent a letter to the Finance Minister to revise the Ministerial Regulation 229/2017 through the letter of DPW ALFI No: 004 / DPW-ALFI / DKI / III / 18 dated 14 March 2018. The letter was also issued to the Coordinating Minister for Economy, Minister of Trade, Director General of Foreign Trade Ministry of Trade, and Director General of Customs and Excise Ministry of Finance (K1)

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    Sources: http://industri.bisnis.com/read/20180320/98/752113/jasa-forwarder-berguguran-alfi-desak-sri-mulyani-revisi-aturan
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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