Business World Request for RUU Palm Oil Continued

By : Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, August 01 2017 - 15:46 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- Entrepreneurs are asking the government and Parliament to continue discussing the Draft Law (Bill) PerkeIceawitan. It is believed that the regulation will become the protector of the national palm oil industry if it is legalized, especially against black campaigning.

Secretary General of the Indonesian Palm Oil Company (Gapki) Togar Sitanggang said the government should take a firm stance to protect the domestic oil industry. One of them by continuing to discuss and legislate the Rites of Perkelapasawitan.

"If the government is concerned about the national oil industry, the discussion on the draft of oil bill should continue and even be approved soon," he said yesterday.

According to him, The Palm Bill will protect the domestic industry, especially from black campaigns if it is legalized. "This rule can be one of the most powerful weapons against a black campaign," Togar said.

He said the government should play an active role in promoting the domestic palm oil industry. It is not so debilitating as to make an impartial policy. "The government should be more concerned with the industry," he said.

Togar argued, if the rule only benefits the corporation alone. "This is for the sake of the industry. The bill is not only speaking corporations, but also people's estates. There are smallholders, independent farmers, individuals, plasma, transmigrants, "he said.

He said the government also should not be subject to the pressure of a handful of people or groups. "If there are people or Non Government Organizations (NGOs) who pressed then discontinued the discussion of the draft of the Palm is not elegant. It's the same as sacrificing the interests of the people," he said.
Chairman of the Public Policy of the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo) Danang Girindrawardana supports the Perkelapasawitan Bill for immediate ratification. According to him, the rules in the Rites of Bicycles Law provide legal certainty for the business world. "Currently there are no regulations that regulate from upstream to downstream of the palm oil industry. In the bill Perkelapasawitan all been accommodated." He said.

He said the government should protect the palm industry with strong regulation. "Palm oil industry shifts the oil industry from the contribution of state revenues. It is appropriate to have optimal protection," said Danang.

Deputy Chairman of Legislative Baleg Firman Soebagyo said. The House will continue discussing the Bill of Perkelapasawitan until it is ratified. "We continue because the discussion bill has 90 percent completed," he said.

It guarantees that the Palm Oil Law is non-discriminatory and impartial to certain entrepreneurs. "This law can be a legal umbrella to protect various aspects of interest from small to large. We make the law must be filled with a sense of justice," he said.

According to him, there needs to be a road map (roadmap) of palm oil production as a national strategic commodity and excavator of foreign exchange. So the position of the law is expected to be a blueprint for the palm oil industry from upstream to downstream.

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