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Indonesia Eximbank to boost SME exports

  • Anton Hermansyah
    Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 31, 2017   /  04:23 pm
Indonesia Eximbank to boost SME exports Indonesia Eximbank managing director Indra Wijaya Supriadi (center) posing with SMEs that received financing facility from the lender during the the Import Tax Waiver for Materials for Export Oriented Goods (KITE) event in Tumang Village, Boyolali, Central Java, on Monday. (JP/Anton Hermansyah)

State-owned Indonesia Eximbank will play a pivotal role in boosting small and medium enterprise (SME) exports through export based people’s business credit (Kurbe) and an incubator program.

Indonesia Eximbank acting president director Suswijono Moegiarso said it already disbursed Rp 1 trillion (US$74.95 million) Kurbe in 2016, a cross subsidy between big debtors and SMEs.

For 2017, the Financial Service Authority (OJK) has recommended the bank to the Economic Coordinating Ministry for channeling government's Kurbe, he said.

"The Kurbe will help boost SMEs exports this year, we are really thankful to OJK for the recommendation," Suswijono said during the launching of the Import Tax Waiver for Materials for Export Oriented Goods (KITE) in Tumang Village, Boyolali, Central Java, on Monday.

(Read also: Government launches import facility for export-oriented SMEs)

There are five SMEs that already have Kurbe from the Eximbank with a total value of Rp 13.3 billion, namely UD Daffi Art,  CV Inducomp, CV Yudhistira, PT Banyan International and PT Bali Tangi.

Those five SMEs also have a KITE import facility from the customs office.

The bank would also provide mentoring and an incubation program for the export oriented SMEs called coaching programs for new exporters (CPNE).

Indonesia Eximbank managing director Indra Wijaya Supriadi said that in 2016 the program already created five export oriented SMEs. "These SMEs successfully exported modified cassava flour (mocaf), broomsticks, room insulators, catfish fillets and frozen beef," Indra said. (bbn)

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