Posted by on April 20, 2018

The container transporter (Reach Stacker) is operated to move the container onto the truck, at the Port of Makassar Branch managed by Pelindo IV, Tuesday (20/2/2018). – JIBI / Paul Tandi Bone

JAKARTA – Logistics business actors urged the revision of a number of government regulations that are considered to inhibit the growth and development of national logistics business amid the tight competition of global and digital-based services today.

Chairman of DPW Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) of DKI Jakarta, Widijanto said there are at least five government policies that are considered to inhibit the national logistics business continuity.

The five regulations are Permenkeu No: 141 / PMK.03 / 2015 on Taxes related to Transportation Management Services (JPT), Permenhub No: 49/2017 on the Implementation and Management of Transportation Services, and Permenkeu No: 229 / PMK.04 / 2017 on Procedure for Imposition of Import Duty Tariff on Imported Goods Based on Agreement or International Agreement.

Then, Permenkeu No: 158 / PMK.04 / 2017 concerning Procedure of Submission of Notification of Arrival Plan of Transportation Facility, Arrival Manifest of Transport Facility and Manifest of Transportation Facility. In addition, the Directorate General of Customs and Excise Regulations on Post Border Import Administration.

Widijanto revealed in the customs subsector with the issuance of Permenkeu No.229 / 2017 but in its implementation raises many recapitulation (Notul) as a form of sanction due to delays in submitting certificate of origin (SKA) of imported goods.

He considered that the problem of PMK 229/2017 is relatively low socialization, even in Priok port has never been socialized. While at Soekarno Hatta Airport the socialization is implemented after the policy is in force.

“Any policy related to the logistics sector should ideally be announced by the Government within three months before the regulation is enacted, so as not to disrupt the contract of delivery of goods in international trade,” Widijanto said on the Socialization of Government Regulation which was attended by around 700 member companies of ALFI DKI Jakarta, Wednesday (18/4/2018).

On that occasion, ALFI took PT. Indonesia Logistik Community Services (ILCS) – the subsidiary of PT.Pelabuhan Indonesia II / IPC, in operating an online-based logistics service known as smart port.

The online services are packaged and accessible through the portal, to facilitate logistics businessmen in transacting their activities related to warehousing, trucking, shipping instruction ordering system, monitoring of vessel movement and goods in ports connected to 130 countries in this world.

Widijanto said that even since the beleid was enacted the businessman of customs clearance service (PPJK) must bear the burden of Notul because importers do not want to pay because they feel that the preference tariff is the right of importer in accordance with international agreement and pointing its unprofessional PPJK.

Furthermore, he said, the revised PMK.158 / 2017 related to the manifet because of this policy has an impact on the obstruction of the import of goods at ports and airports.

The other thing is Permenkeu No: 141 / PMK.03 / 2015 on Taxes related to transportation service company (JPT). The reason, said Widijanto, due to the tax policy, of about 2,200 member companies ALFI in Jakarta, about 1,000 companies JPT is currently stopped its business because it is no longer able to sell his services with reasonable.

“It does not make sense if the JPT company whose turnover reaches Rp70 billion a year, but the result of having to pay corporate taxes is only reaching profit of Rp50 million a year. With the condition of taxation like this is we consider this JPT business is not promising anymore, “he said.

He expects the government to receive input from ALFI member companies so that with this socialization the related institutions including the Ministry of Finance can improve the inappropriate policies in the national logistics sector.

“The most we felt recently about Permenkeu 229/2017 which in practice is very burdensome logistics companies because they have to pay a memorandum of note or Notul customs till hundreds of millions and even billions of rupiah in import goods import activity,” he explained.

Widijanto revealed that the Ministry of Finance through the Directorate General of Customs and Excise has promised to revise the Permenkeu 229/2017 after receiving input from ALFI recently, but no realization until now. (k1)

Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC


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