Palmoilmagazine, press conference of POPSI which InfoSAWIT facilitated on Wednesday (20/7/2022) in Cikini, Jakarta.
Palmoilmagazine, JAKARTA - Chairman of Aspekpir, Setiyono said, the smallholders are in misery but without blaming the government for its policy published. Prior, the same thing happened in 2008 but this time is different. FFB was Rp 4.000/kg but now it is about Rp 400/Kg.
“We knew, this happened in 2008 but this is more critical because it is assumed, some companies took advantage for this situation, namely palm cooking oil companies,” he said. He continued, about palm cooking oil, it could be helped by delivering bantuan langsung tunai (BLT) to the people in order to block the fraud. If a product or goods gets subsidy, it would be no more or disappear in the markets.
Remind, to get smallholders’ fresh fruit bunch (FFB) more expensive, the government through Ministry of Finance published the Regulation of Minister of Finance (RMF) Number 115/PMK.05/2022 about the Substitution of RMF Number 103/PMK.05/2022 about Public Service Obligation on Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) in Ministry of Finance.
In the revision, every export tax (levy) that PFMA managed for every product from crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative is zero. This would be temporary since it was announced on 15 July 2022 to 31 August 2022.
Since 1 September 2022, it would be back to normal within the maximal tariff at US$ 240/ton for CPO which is more than US$ 1500/ton within advalorem tariff change which is price progressive.
What the government does, is responded by the smallholders joining in Persatuan Organisasi Petani Sawit Indonesia (POPSI) which consists of Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit Indonesia – Perjuangan (Apkasindo – Perjuangan); Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS); Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit Perkebunan Inti Rakyat (Aspek - PIR); Jaringan Petani Sawit Berkelanjutan Indonesia (Japsbi); Jaringan Petani Sawit Nasional. T2