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Jokowi calls for closer inspection of imported goods for e-commerce platforms

  • Anton Hermansyah
    Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 31, 2018   /   05:34 pm
Jokowi calls for closer inspection of imported goods for e-commerce platforms Customs officials in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, inspect e-commerce parcels sent from South Korea. (China Daily/ANN/-)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for closer inspection of imported goods that are rampantly sold through e-commerce platforms, particularly on online marketplaces.

He said close monitoring of imported goods was needed to prevent illegal entry of foreign goods to the market, which were reportedly sold through e-commerce platforms.

"Do not let it happen because of loose supervision, newly opened marketplaces in Indonesia sell 100 percent of the imported goods," he said at the opening of a Trade Ministry meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday.

He said the entry of foreign goods through illegal channels would seriously affect local industry.

Jokowi instructed Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution to immediately finish the draft of on e-commerce regulation to ensure that the industry was managed transparently.

He said officials should be aware of the possibility that e-commerce businesses sourced their goods from illegal imports. (bbn)