New e-commerce rules planned to limit access to foreign goods

2022.06.15 11:12:59

Employees work at a warehouse belonging to e-commerce giant JD.ID in Marunda, Bekasi, West Java, in December 2021.(Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)이미지 확대

Employees work at a warehouse belonging to e-commerce giant JD.ID in Marunda, Bekasi, West Java, in December 2021.(Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

New rules for e-commerce platforms are meant to keep some foreign products out of the domestic market in what the government calls an effort to create a level playing field. Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi and Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Minister Teten Masduki said on Monday that the planned rules aimed to protect local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the “onslaught of foreign products” offered by foreign e-commerce firms. “It won’t be easy [to implement] such a regulation. The government will be careful not to violate free trade provisions. But the Indonesian market is very large, many foreign products are not made yet in Indonesia,” Teten said at a media gathering in Jakarta, as reported by Kontan.

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