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Meets US Ambassador, Minister of Industry Want Duty Free for Textile Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maizer   
Monday, 13 February 2017

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto received a courtesy call the Ambassador of the United States (US) to Indonesian Joseph R. Donovan Jr. One of the agenda discussed in the meeting was an attempt Indonesian textile exports to Uncle Sam through bilateral agreements.

 

With import duties for textiles Indonesia reached 12 percent, a product competing countries such as Vietnam duty free can be sold cheaper in the United States

 

 "That we are talking about, can not be pushed bilateral agreements more quickly, because now we are the export of textile products subject to import duties of 12.5 percent," said Airlangga in his office, Monday (13/2).

 

He stated that it was important for Indonesia to remain able to compete with Vietnam and Bangladesh which already has a free trade agreement.

 

According to him, the meeting this afternoon, the two sides expressed the desire to increase trade cooperation. For both the US and Indonesia viewed the two countries as a strategic market and complementary.

 

"The US is becoming one of the strategic markets and the economies of both countries are complimentary in which the US could produce technology and capital. During this time the United States entered into capital-intensive sectors, "he said.

 

The Central Bureau of Statistics recorded export value to Uncle Sam in 2016 reached US $ 15.68 billion worth of Rp 208.6 trillion, up 2.46 percent from the previous year.

 

While based on the Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia, the contribution of textiles, textile products and footwear covers 31 percent of the total Indonesian exports to the US. Airlangga said he also wants to increase the commitment of trade cooperation with companies such as Nike and other footwear.

 

"Could cooperation in shoes, such as Nike for Indonesia's one of those big brand manufacturers. It as a model to another, "he said.

 

Based on data from the US Department of Commerce that is processed Trade Attaché Washington DC, the value of trade between Indonesia and the United States as of January-November 2016 totaled US $ 23.1 billion. Where, Indonesia experienced a trade surplus of US $ 12.3 billion in the period.

 

 

Bertemu Dubes AS, Menperin Ingin Tekstil Indonesia Bebas Bea Masuk

 

Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto menerima kunjungan kehormatan Duta Besar Amerika Serikat (AS) untuk Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. Salah satu agenda yang dibahas dalam pertemuan tersebut adalah upaya ekspor tekstil Indonesia ke Negeri Paman Sam melalui perjanjian bilateral.

 

Dengan bea masuk bagi tekstil Indonesia mencapai 12 persen, produk negara pesaing seperti Vietnam yang bebas bea bisa dijual lebih murah di Amerika Serikat

 

 “Itu kita bicarakan, bisa tidak didorong perjanjian bilateral secara lebih cepat, karena sekarang ekspor produk tekstil kita kan kena bea masuk 12,5 persen,” kata Airlangga di Kantornya, Senin (13/2).

 

Ia menyatakan bahwa hal itu penting bagi Indonesia agar tetap bisa bersaing dengan Vietnam dan Bangladesh yang telah memiliki perjanjian perdagangan bebas.

 

Menurutnya, dalam pertemuan sore tadi, kedua belah pihak menyampaikan keinginan untuk meningkatkan kerja sama perdagangan. Sebab baik Amerika Serikat maupun Indonesia melihat kedua negara sebagai pasar yang strategis dan saling melengkapi.

 

“AS menjadi salah satu pasar strategis dan ekonomi kedua negara bersifat complimentary di mana AS bisa menghasilkan teknologi dan modal. Selama ini AS kan masuk ke sektor yang padat modal,” katanya.

 

Badan Pusat Statistik mencatat nilai ekspor ke Negeri Paman Sam pada 2016 mencapai US$ 15,68 miliar senilai Rp 208,6 triliun, tumbuh 2,46 persen dari tahun sebelumnya.

 

Sementara berdasarkan data Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia, kontribusi tekstil, produk tekstil, dan alas kaki mencakup 31 persen dari total ekspor Indonesia ke AS. Airlangga mengatakan ia juga ingin meningkatkan komitmen kerjasama dagang dengan perusahaan seperti Nike dan alas kaki lainnya.

 

“Bisa kerja sama di produk sepatu, misalnya Nike karena Indonesia kan salah satu produsen brand mereka yang besar. Itu sebagai model yang lain,” katanya.

 

Berdasarkan data dari US Department of Commerce yang diolah Atase Dagang Washington DC, nilai perdagangan Indonesia-Amerika Serikat per Januari-November 2016 tercatat sebesar US$ 23,1 miliar. Di mana, Indonesia mengalami surplus perdagangan sebesar US$ 12,3 miliar pada periode tersebut.

 

 
		
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