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Written by Maizer   
Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Although Bank Indonesia has made several intendions for several times, the rupiah exchange rate translating to Rp14,200 per US $ is considered by businesses as the government's negligence in maintaining the balance sheet.

 

Secretary General of the Association of Filament Indonesia Filament and Filament Producers (APSyFI), Redma Gita Wirawasta explained that although dominated by external factors, the exchange rate will remain stable if the balance of payments is maintained.

 

 

"And do not assume this is a minor issue just because other countries' currencies are also weakening, our economy needs stability," he said through a statement in Jakarta, Wednesday (23/05/2018).

 

Quoting former Bank Indonesia (BI) governor Agus Martowardojo on Friday (18/05/2018), which explained that the deficit in the trade balance of billion contributed to the weakening of the exchange rate related to the number of imports due to the preparation of the month of Ramadan. But Redma stated that the problem of trade deficit is more than just preparation for Ramadan.

 

After the effectiveness of Permendag 64 year 2017, 1st quarter 2018 (yoy) of textile exports rose 7.9% while imports jumped 19.6%, as a result the trade balance fell 6.5%.

 

"The trade balance is still a surplus of US $ 1.29 billion but down compared to the same period the previous year, this condition contributed to the weakening of the rupiah," said Redma.

 

"This April imports rise again, then we see clothing apparel China flooded the market for Eid," said Redma.

 

In recent years APSyFI has always asked the government to be more pro-domestic.

 

"Import substitution should have been done since 4 years ago when TPT trade surplus decreased steadily and our total trade balance started to negative," he said. However, APSyFI regrets some policies that are issued instead facilitate imported products.

 

"The latest is PERMENDAG 64 years 2017, greatly facilitate importers through Bonded Logistics Center (PLB)" said Redma. He explained that post-regulation of imports of textile sales of textile industry in the fourth quarter 2017 and 1st quarter 2018 rose 30%. However, after PERMENDAG 64 was effective, in the second quarter of 2018 demand from the domestic market began to be deserted because it was replaced by imported products through PLB.

 

"If it is IKM that need raw materials, today we will see IKM products that flood the market, not imported products," he said.

 

Therefore, it is requesting that PERMENDAG 64 be revoked and returned to PERMENDAG 85 of 2016 where the import of raw materials is regulated based on the needs of the industry, not at the request of importers of merchants on behalf of IKM.

 

"PERMENDAG 85 2016 is not an obstacle that causes dweiling time, it is a policy that regulates the domestic market to encourage domestic products to grow and reduce import dependence," he concluded.

 

Impor Tekstil Ikut Dorong Dollar Tembus Rp14.200

 

Meskipun Bank Indonesia sudah beberapa kali melakukan intevensi, nilai tukar rupiah yang tembus hingga Rp14.200 per US$ dianggap pebisnis sebagai kelalaian pemerintah dalam menjaga neraca.

 

Sekretaris Jenderal Asosiasi Produsen Serat dan Benang Filament Indonesia (APSyFI), Redma Gita Wirawasta menjelaskan bahwa meskipun didominasi oleh faktor eksternal, nilai tukar akan tetap stabil jika neraca pembayaran tetap terjaga.

 

"Dan jangan anggap ini masalah ringan hanya karena mata uang negara lain juga ikut melemah, ekonomi kita butuh stabilitas," tuturnya melalui keterangan di Jakarta, Rabu (23/5/2018).

 

Mengutip mantan Gubernur Bank Indonesia (BI), Agus Martowardojo, Jumat (18/5/2018) lalu yang menjelaskan bahwa defisit neraca perdagangan miliar ikut mendorong pelemahan nilai tukar terkait banyaknya impor karena persiapan bulan Ramadhan. Namun Redma menyatakan bahwa permasalahan defisit perdagangan lebih dari sekedar persiapan Ramadhan.

 

Pasca efektif berlakunya Permendag 64 tahun 2017, kuartal 1 2018 (yoy) ekspor TPT naik 7,9% sedangkan impor melonjak naik 19,6%, alhasil neraca perdagangan turun 6,5%.

 

“Neraca perdagangannya masih surplus US$1,29 miliar tapi turun dibanding periode yang sama tahun sebelumnya, kondisi ini ikut berkontribusi pada pelemahan rupiah,” jelas Redma.

 

“Ini bulan April impornya naik lagi, maka kita liat produk pakaian jadi China banjiri pasar untuk lebaran,” tegas Redma.

 

Beberapa tahun terakhir APSyFI selalu meminta pemerintah untuk lebih berpihak pada produk dalam negeri.

 

“Substitusi impor seharusnya sudah dilakukan sejak 4 tahun lalu ketika surplus perdagangan TPT berkurang terus dan total neraca perdagangan kita mulai negatif,” katanya. Namun APSyFI justru menyesalkan beberapa kebijakan yang dikeluarkan justru memfasilitasi produk impor.

 

“Yang terbaru adalah PERMENDAG 64 tahun 2017, sangat memfasilitasi importir lewat Pusat Logistik Berikat (PLB)” tegas Redma. Ia menjelaskan bahwa pasca penertiban impor borongan penjualan industri TPT di kuartal 4 2017 dan kuartal 1 2018 naik 30%. Namun setelah PERMENDAG 64 berlaku efektif, di kuartal 2 2018 permintaan dari pasar dalam negeri mulai sepi karena sudah digantikan produk impor melalui PLB.

 

“Kalau memang IKM yang butuh bahan baku, hari ini kita akan lihat produk IKM yang membanjiri pasar, bukan produk impor,” tegasnya.

 

Untuk itu, pihaknya tengah meminta agar PERMENDAG 64 dicabut dan dikembalikan ke PERMENDAG 85 tahun 2016 dimana impor bahan baku diatur berdasarkan kebutuhan industri bukan atas permintaan importir pedagang yang mengatas-namakan IKM.

 

“PERMENDAG 85 2016 itu bukan hambatan yang menyebabkan dweiling time, ini kebijakan yang mengatur pasar dalam negeri agar mendorong produk dalam negeri untuk tumbuh dan mengurangi ketergantungan impor,” pungkasnya.

 
		
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