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Indonesian Government will import 75,000 tons salt from Aussie

KONFRONTASI -  The government has issued an import permit for state-owned salt producer PT Garam to import 75,000 tons of raw salt material from Australia. The salt will enter Indonesia through three ports on Aug. 10.

"In 2016, we allocated 226,000 tons of salt imports, so we still have room. When the harvest returns to normal, we will stop importing," the Trade Ministry's foreign trade director general, Oke Nurwan, said in Jakarta on Friday.

The Government Shows Serious in Curbing High Risk Imports

KONRONTASI -  The government shows a serious effort to curb the high-risk imports, to create a clean business practices, fair and transparent process in the country.

To achieve this, the Ministry of Finance through the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) together with the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Office of Staff of the Presidency, the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Police of the Republic of Indonesia, the Indonesian Armed Forces, the Attorney General, and Reporting and Financial Transaction Analysis ( PPATK).

Pekan Depan Bulog Impor 5.000 Ton Daging Kerbau dari India

Konfrontasi - Perusahaan Umum Badan Urusan Logistik (Perum Bulog) bakal mengimpor 5.000 daging kerbau beku asal India. Saat ini, Bulog memiliki persediaan daging kerbau beku sebanyak 35.000 ton.

Sebanyak 5.000 ton daging kerbau beku akan didatangkan minggu depan untuk mencukupi kebutuhan nasional. Langkah ini juga dilakukan untuk menekan gejolak harga daging sapi saat puasa.

Jokowi: Indonesia may not need to import 1.5 million tons of Rice

JAKARTA-

The government is undecided about whether it will import rice from neighboring countries as it is still reviewing the impact of the prolonged drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon, President Joko “Jokowi”Widodo has said.

Jokowi said the government still needed to calculate the impact of the long drought on potential harvest failures in several rice-producing regions across the country. Indonesia is the world’s third-biggest consumer of rice after China and India.

Pemerintah Gagal Lindungi Produk Gula Lokal

Konfrontasi – Janji pemerintah untuk meningkatkan kesejateraan kaum petani perlu dipertanyakan. Kebijakan impor gula rafinasi menjadi contoh ketidakseriusan pemerintah memperkuat daya saing produk lokal.

Bupati Semarang, Mundjirin menegaskan jajaran pemkab tidak memiliki kekuasaan untuk menghentikan peredaran gula rafinasi. Pasalnya, aturan distribusi gula rafinasi berada di tingkat provinsi dan pusat.