Asaki Prepare Strategic Steps Protect National Ceramic Industry Competitiveness

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, March 15 2018 - 19:33 IWST

Chairman of Asaki, Elisa Sinaga (Photo: Herlambang / Industry.co.id)
Chairman of Asaki, Elisa Sinaga (Photo: Herlambang / Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, The domestic ceramics industry is experiencing very difficult years. Because the demand for domestic ceramics is getting down.

On the other hand, imported ceramic attacks entering Indonesia each year are increasing. This is causing the domestic ceramics industry increasingly not competitive.

"We are experiencing very difficult years, our demand continues to decline, imported ceramics continue to increase," said Chairman of the Association of Ceramic Indonesia (Asaki) Elisa Sinaga at the Jakarta Convention Center on Thursday (15/3/2018).

He added that his side of the Association is preparing steps to overcome the attacks of imported ceramics, one of them by imposing safeguard.

"Safeguard is being reviewed and the process, the data is complete, tomorrow we are from the Association for a meeting to control imports Hopefully this will work and we ask for help from the Ministry of Industry," explained Elisa.

In addition, he added, it would also propose anti-dumping. According to him, Europe currently impose anti-dumping of 69 percent, while for Vietnam's products to China by 49 percent.

"We will also process ceramic products entering Indonesia with precision improvement," he said.

Finally, Elisha hopes that the government can immediately reduce the price of gas for industries that have been burdensome for domestic ceramics producers.

"The price of industrial gas is very important for us because it can ease the production cost is high enough that we are difficult to compete," said Elisa.

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