Gaikindo Welcomes Prohibition on Imports of Secondhand Trucks

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, March 02 2018 - 20:22 IWST

GAIKINDO Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2018, which will take place on 1- 4 March 2018, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)
GAIKINDO Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2018, which will take place on 1- 4 March 2018, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Indonesia Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) welcomed the plan of the Ministry of Industry to stop the ban on import of used trucks.

Chairman of Gaikindo, Yohannes Nangoi said, we welcome the prohibition of the ban of imported used trucks. Because the used truck industry will turn off the automotive industry business.

"Used truck imports are just turning off the business of the national automotive industry, especially commercial vehicles," said Nangoi at JCC, Jakarta (1/3/2018).

It is said Nangoi, currently truck production capability in Indonesia is already above 200 thousand per year. "Now sales reach 80 thousands per year," he explained.

According to him, Indonesia's automotive industry contributes greatly to the national economy.

"It should be remembered that in total the automotive industry we have employed up to 1.2-1.4 million people, and also contributed revenue to the government around Rp100-120 trillion," he said.

On the same occasion, Director General of Metal, Machine and Transportation Equipment Industries (ILMATE) Harjanto stated that import of used trucks requires a recommendation from the Ministry of Industry. "To stop it, we do not remove the recommendations," he said.

He said the import of used trucks should not be done anymore given that no one can guarantee the condition of the truck in terms of emissions and safety.

"If we imported used trucks, old trucks, that's high emissions, while we want to reduce emissions, then, about security, who knows if that brake is loose, so it must be stopped," he concluded.

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