Apkasindo Perjuangan : Demanding the government's seriousness in dealing with farmers problems

Apkasindo Perjuangan : Demanding the government's seriousness in dealing with farmers problems

Palmoilmagazine, Press conference event of POPSI, facilitated by InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (20/7/2022) at Cikini, Jakarta.

Palmoilmagazine, JAKARTA - Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Farmers Association (Apkasindo) Perjuangan, Alvian Rahman, said that currently the price of FFB has been affected and the price has decreased for the last 3 months. "Oil palm farmers have collapsed because of inappropriate policies," he said.

When the export cessation was implemented on April 28, 2022, the beginning of a very drastic decline in the price of Palm Oil FFB by farmers, has made business actors and prices at the lower level plunge into panic and have an impact on the economic aspects of farmers, where many people depend on palm oil for their livelihoods.

Therefore, said Alvian, the solution is to export CPO in stages where the domestic stock as of July 2022 is estimated to reach 8 million tons. "If exports are carried out simultaneously, the global price of palm oil will decrease," he said.

Including evaluating the amount of Export Duties and export levies that are currently being applied. Because learning from other countries, in this condition they apply export taxes with low values, for example Thailand is only around 7%, Malaysia is 3%, Vietnam is 13%, "while Indonesia actually applies levies and taxes as much as 60%," said Alvian. (T2)

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