Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 21:10 WIB

Export of 10 Strategic Commodities Reaches Almost Half of State Budget

Indonesia Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman (kementan)

JAKARTA, NNC - The achievements of the agricultural sector in Indonesia are extraordinary, not only an increase in production and price stabilization, but more astonishingly, the export value of 10 strategic commodities reached Rp1,062 trillion. This value is almost half of the state budget.

This statement was conveyed by Indonesia Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman, who was accompanied by the Head of the Banun Harpini Agriculture Quarantine Agency and the ranks of the Barantan Scope Technical Officer.

Minister Amran requested that the Ministry of Agriculture's Quarantine Agency be a world-class institution. For this reason, Agricultural Quarantine Human Resources must be prepared not only in quarantine technical knowledge, but also physical and intelligence performance must be sharpened.

Andi Amran Sulaima, thanks all the ranks of the Agriculture Quarantine Agency who have worked hard for the past 4 years.

"We will achieve this for sure because your support, especially the" Young Generation "Quarantine, must develop international insights, and loyalty to Merah Putih has no compromise, in" your "all future, Nation and Country," Amran said on Friday (11/30/2018)

"We don't want to play games, see our achievements in the last 4 years, the highest spatial exports in the last 10 years, prices of strategic staples have stabilized in the past 3 years, investment values ​​have increased, and the lowest inflation in the last 10 years when low inflation actually increases NTP and NTUP, our current food inflation is 1.26 percent, until the end of this year our prediction, no more than 1.8 percent, is this all your help to publish, "continued Amran.

Meanwhile, Kabadan Quarantine, Banun Harpini, said that the trend of increasing trade value also continued to rise in the past 4 years.

The export volume was recorded at 700.66 tons in 2015, 773.22 tons in 2016, 1,158.15 tons in 2017, and as of October 2018 it had reached a volume of 1,136.09 tons. The total trade value is IDR 107.2 trillion.

In addition to continuing to open market access in the global market for conventional export products, unique agricultural commodities have also begun to enter the export market.

In addition to quality, the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) requirements that are fulfilled by making commodities such as ketapang leaves, palm leaves, and broom sticks can be accepted by the international market.

At present, Barantan has conducted 4 SPS agreements to accelerate exports, namely (1) Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) for cocoa, mangosteen, bark, coffee commodities with a total export value of US $ 667.8 in 2018.

Then, Indonesia-Chile CEPA for CPO and corn commodities with a total value of US $ 143.8 million in 2018, Asian Hongkong-China FTA with coconut flour products, SBW, coffee, honey, chocolate, tea, coffee, honey, chocolate, the, and reptiles with an export value of US $ 3 billion in 2018, and Indonesia-EFTA CEPA with commodities such as spices, cocoa, coffee, tea, wood products and wood with a total export value of US $ 1.2 billion in 2018.

"Ease of permit and acceleration of services for exporters who will export agricultural products are our focus, especially in the midst of uncertain global market conditions at this time," he said.