Smesco prepares export hub for East Indonesian MSME products in Bali
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises, Teten Masduki, said the ministry’s agency for MSMEs, Smesco Indonesia, is preparing an export hub for MSME products from eastern parts of Indonesia in Bali.
“Smesco is preparing an export center for MSME products from eastern Indonesia in Bali,” Teten said during an online discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday, September 28.
According to the minister, the global demand for herbal products, such as essential oils and marine products, is currently high. The export hub, he added, should showcase the products of MSMEs that are internationalizing.
“Even MSMEs who do not have an export permit can export [their products in] retail because we have cooperated with shipping service companies to keep it efficient, ”explained Teten.
He added that the ministry would use upcoming global events such as MotoGP and the G20 summit in Indonesia to promote Indonesian SME products globally.
However, Teten Masduki recognized various barriers to the export trade, ranging from production capacity to container availability. The interministerial economic recovery committee, he said, is still discussing the solution.
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