Ministry of Industry Expects Increase in Cigarette Excise Not Exceed Inflation

By : Ridwan And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, August 23 2017 - 18:05 IWST

5166
5166

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- The government plans to raise the tobacco excise tariff (CHT) starting September 2017. This increase is determined by taking into account the labor factors of each industry level, ranging from Handed Clove Cigarettes (SKT) to Machine White Cigarettes (SPM).

In response, the Secretary General of Agro Industry at the Ministry of Industry, Enny Ratnaningtyas, said the government does have a target to increase state revenue, one from cigarette tax.

"Cigarettes are seen, indeed the cigarette tax is almost every year up, but indeed if it rises its expectation not too far from inflation," said Enny at the Ministry of Industry, Jakarta, Tuesday (22/08/2017).

She added, frankly, currently only tobacco production has come down. "If there is an increase, especially in the lower two groups it is quite heavy," she explained.

Enny said, when viewed from this year's target of Rp140 trillion, with declining tobacco production is quite heavy. "The tax expectations rise, this is one way," said Enny.

Furthermore, Enny said, the cigarette industry from the excise side is one of the highest income contributors in Indonesia. "On the one hand there must be a rule to follow, even if it rises, the expectation is not too high to exceed inflation," he added.

According to Enny, in Indonesia cigarettes are loved because it becomes one of the contributors of state income. On the other hand smoking is also hated in terms of health. "We hope that the increase in cigarette excise will further improve the national tobacco production," he concluded.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

Minggu, 19 Mei 2019 - 14:58 WIB

Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today…

Ponemon Institute

Selasa, 16 April 2019 - 11:16 WIB

2019 Ponemon Study on Automation and Cybersecurity Staffing in Asia Pacific, United States and the UK shows an evolving Asia Pacific cybersecurity arena

2019 Ponemon Study on Automation and Cybersecurity Staffing in Asia Pacific, United States and the UK shows an evolving Asia Pacific cybersecurity arena

Hypertherm software

Selasa, 16 April 2019 - 10:57 WIB

Hypertherm Unveils New Home for Cam Software Content

Hypertherm unveils new home for CAM software content HANOVER, N.H. — April 16, 2019 — Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, is unveiling a brand-new…

Etihad Airways airline (Foto Ist)

Kamis, 11 April 2019 - 12:44 WIB

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO INTRODUCE BOEING 787 ON SERVICES TO KUALA LUMPUR AND BRUSSELS

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO INTRODUCE BOEING 787 ON SERVICES TO KUALA LUMPUR AND BRUSSELS

Synopsys Recognized as a Leader in Independent Analyst Report on Software Composition Analysis Solutions

Kamis, 11 April 2019 - 12:34 WIB

Synopsys Recognized as a Leader in Independent Analyst Report on Software Composition Analysis Solutions

Synopsys Recognized as a Leader in Independent Analyst Report on Software Composition Analysis Solutions