InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Coordinator Minister in Maritime and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said, the government is doing the best to provide bulk palm cooking oil for the people in economic price. He thought, the world is still hit by Covid-19 pandemic and the priority is to prevent much inflation by stabilizing food material price.
The government maintains the materials and bulk palm cooking oil in this country by considering the exports to stabilize fresh fruit bunch (FFB) price that many smallholders produced. He continued, crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative exports are important by maintaining the material supply and bulk palm cooking oil in this country and by implementing domestic market obligation (DMO) which is the obligation for every exporter.
“DMO is the obligation for every exporter to maintain the supply of bulk palm cooking oil,” he emphasized in the online press conference that InfoSAWIT, attended, Sunday (5/6/2022).
Pandjaitan also mentioned, technical team which the government established consisted of some related ministries, Indonesian Police, the Attorney, and Badan Pengawas Keuangan dan Pembangunan (BPKP) to monitor bulk palm cooking oil distribution. What the team found is now being investigated based on the regulations.
Meanwhile, Minister of Trade, Muhammad Lutfi also explained, every palm oil exporter should obey the Regulation of Minister of Trade Number 30 / 2022 which says, ISNW (Indonesian National Single Window) is the main guidelines to fulfill DMO. On the other hand, bulk palm cooking oil distribution is regulated in the Regulation of Minister of Trade Number 33 / 2022 that obliges DMO supply should be distributed and every people of Indonesia could buy within economic price – Rp 14.000 per liter.
“CPO and its derivative export mechanism should refer to the Regulation of Minister of Trade Number 30 / 2022 after CPO export ban was revoked,” Minister Lutfi said.
Bulk palm cooking oil distribution should cooperate with bulk palm cooking oil producers and Penyedia Jasa Usaha Logistik dan Eceran (PUJLE) until the consumers based on ID number and should be right on target.
“The Regulation of Minister of Trade Number 30 and Number 33 would be the mechanism for every CPO and its derivative exporter,” Minister Lutfi mentioned. (T1)