JAKARTA, NNC - Indonesia has the opportunity to export buses to Vietnam after the governments of the two countries have consulted on the enactment of Prime Minister Decree No. 116/2017/ND-CP and Circular No. 04/2018/TT-BGTVT or decisions on the requirements of manufacture, assembly and import of motorized vehicles, motorized vehicle trade, warranty and maintenance services.
"The technical consultations carried out by the Government of Indonesia to the Government of Vietnam aim to obtain confirmation of the acceptability of 'type approval' certificate issued by the Government of Indonesia to comply with the provisions issued by the Government of Vietnam," said Head of International Partnership and Institutional Facilitation Agus Saptono in written statement in Jakarta, Thursday (3/1/2018).
Present as Chairman of the Indonesian Delegation was Director General of Foreign Trade Oke Nurwan, Director of Trade Security Pradnyawati, Head of International Partnership and Institutional Facilitation Center Agus Saptono, Director of Land Transportation Facilities Eddy Gunawan, Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Association of Indonesian Automotive Industry (Gaikindo).
In the visit, the Indonesian delegation also met with the relevant parties in the implementation of Vietnam's regulations, including the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, the Office of the Prime Minister of Vietnam, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA) and the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Director of Land Transport Facilities Eddy Gunawan said in a meeting with Deputy Director General of Science and Technology Tran Quang Ha, witnessed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Hanoi Ibnu Hadi and Director General of Foreign Trade, the Government of Vietnam expects the automotive industry in Indonesia to follow the regulations implemented by the Vietnamese party.
One of the requirements requested is that the Government of Indonesia may submit a "Vehicle Type Approval" (VTA) certificate to Vietnam—one of the required documents for importing vehicles.
Concerning the standards required by the Vietnamese party, i.e., Euro 4, Indonesia has met because the Center of Roadworthiness Testing and Certification of Motor Vehicles (BPLJSKB) already has Euro 4 standard test equipment.
The last meeting was held with Deputy Transportation Minister of Vietnam related to the implementation of Prime Minister Decree No. 116 regulation.
Indonesian party assured that Indonesia already has VTA certificate that has been able to meet Euro 4 standards considering Indonesia already has the Euro 4 standard test equipment.
Studying Indonesia's VTA, the Vietnamese provided additional information necessary for the VTA of Indonesia to be accepted and applied in Vietnam.
"Therefore, Indonesia can receive additional information and immediately adjust according to the agreement with the Government of Vietnam," said Eddy, as cited by Antara.
From the results of the meeting, it is expected that the process of exporting vehicles to Vietnam can immediately be carried out normally again. However, this should also be followed up quickly by the Gaikindo as automotive business actor to follow and implement the provisions applied by the Vietnamese party.
The meeting between the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Vietnam was conducted on February 27-28, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.