Indonesian Government through Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita asked marketplace provider (owner of online store platform) to sell Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM) products. Enggartiasto said that currently the big marketplace in the country mostly sell imported products. It certainly makes UMKM products that are sell offline lose competitiveness.
"Right now government is preparing the rules of fair competition between offline and online (merchants)," said Enggar. Government had communicated with the marketplace and asked them to sell local UMKM products, but the portion of UMKM products that will be marketed in the marketplace are still not decided yet.
Recently Government is still appealing to the providers of the marketplace, but if it does not go well, he will arrange the rule for marketplace to sell UMKM products. "In a certain period if (they) do not want (to sell), then I will set the rule for selling Indonesian products, specially UMKM products," said the man who usually called Enggar.
The Ministry of Commerce will watch the products that are marketed offline or online. This step is to minimize the imported products that offered online. "We will prepare some alternative regulations, such as the products firstly must be examined by PLB. Otherwise, our population which more than 260 million just become a marketed target. We do not want (to be a target), we will ask the big marketplace to sell our product. Not just be a marketed (target), but they also have to sell our products, "he said.
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