Protection of Forward Countries Haunts Indonesian Agricultural Products

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, March 17 2018 - 18:00 IWST

Ilustrasi agribisnis. (Foto: IST)
Ilustrasi agribisnis. (Foto: IST) - Jakarta - Protection policy President of the United States (US) Donald Trump as a solution to rescue the domestic economy of Adi Daya country was followed by several countries in the EU, India to China. This condition is certainly not good news for the export of Indonesian agricultural products.

"This directly affects Indonesia because the tariff of Indonesian palm products increased 50% to 100%," said Bungaran Saragih, Minister of Agriculture in the era of the Megawati Soekanro Putri government in the 2018 Agribusiness Challenges and Opportunities seminar in Jakarta, Friday (16/3/2018).

He said the policy would burden Indonesia because more palm oil products are being exported to India. "Fortunately this also applies to other manufacturers namely Malaysia. Increasing protectionism is an obstacle to Indonesia's agricultural exports," he explained.

For that, the solution must take action ofnsif or export. Although Indonesia did not implement it. "Finally the concept of self-sufficiency in food, but this is also one form of protectionism," he explained.

Professor of the Bogor Agricultural Institute cited the efforts to protect the domestic market by implementing a non-tariff barrier policy in which the US has more than 6,805 types of non-tariff barriers while Europe is more than 4780 species.

For that, according to him, Indonesia is blessed with a large population should be able to utilize the domestic market as much as possible to face protectionist policies of the developed countries. Bungaran declared the government program to develop a sea toll is one thing that is right to face the protection of global markets. The sea must quickly be used to confront protectionism by the developed countries, "he said.

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