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As a trade facilitator and industrial assistance, Customs and Excise continue to increase its role in supporting the improvement of the national economy, one of which is through exports.

This is continuously pursued by Customs and Excise, one of which is by providing services and various facilities to business actors. As a result, last week, Customs and Excise again succeeded in releasing the first export of products from East Java and Kalimantan to Asian and American markets.

Head of the East Java II Customs and Excise Office, Ontario Wibowo, released the first export of shoes produced by PT Sukses Abadi Indonesia (SAI) to the United States on Wednesday (25/05/2022). Plt also attends this activity. Nganjuk Regent, Marhaen Djumadi, and Head of Kediri Customs, Sunaryo.

PT SAI is a manufacturing industry company that receives bonded zone facilities in November 2021 with production results in the form of sports shoes for export purposes. The company is located on Jalan Gondang-Lengkong, Gondangkulon Village, Gondang District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java.

Ontario expressed his appreciation for the performance and efforts made by PT Sukses Abadi Indonesia. His party is committed to providing support to similar industries, especially in East Java Province, both in the form of fiscal convenience and excellent and accountable services.

“With this bonded area facility, we hope that the company can make good use of it to encourage the company to continue growing and developing so that it has a positive economic impact on the community around the factory and the local government,” said.

Since operating as a bonded zone, PT SAI has recruited workers, conducted training, and accepted subcontract work to produce goods that meet buyer standards and qualifications.

“Along with its development, PT SAI has shown performance with a positive trend. PT SAI was able to carry out the initial export of 24,912 pairs of shoes which had a foreign exchange value of USD 354,219 or around Rp5.16 billion. In addition, the number of employees of PT SAI is currently recorded at 3,000 people and is targeted to increase to 7,000 people by the end of 2022, “explained Ontario.

Meanwhile, in Balikpapan, the Kalbagtim Customs and Excise Office managed to release the initial export of 7000 tons of palm kernel expeller (PKE) products belonging to PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara (PT KRN) to South Korea (26/05). The event was also attended by representatives from Balikpapan Customs and the Balikpapan Quarantine Center.

Head of Social Capital Senior Manager of PT KRN, M. Jaya Budiarsa, said that PKE is one of nine palm oil derivative products produced by PT KRN. PKE has processed waste dregs from palm kernel kernels intended as animal feed ingredients.

“This export is one form of our contribution to increasing state income from export duties and foreign export exchange,” he added.

Furthermore, at Syamsudin Noor International Airport Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin Customs and Excise released the initial export of 56 kg of swallow nests belonging to PT Agrika Gatya Arum to Hong Kong (25/05). The Head of Banjarmasin Customs and Excise, Edy Susetyo, and the Head of Customs and Excise for the Southern Kalimantan Regional Office, Rudie Bayu Widjatnoko, immediately accompanied this inaugural export release.

The export was carried out directly from Banjarmasin to Hong Kong using Garuda Indonesia airline. Also attending the export release were the General Manager of Garuda Indonesia Banjarmasin, Endy Latief, and representatives of the Airport Operation Center Head of PT Angkasa Pura, Agus Agung Hariyadi.

“Edy emphasized to all parties to participate in supporting MSMEs for exports. We hope that this first export can spur other MSMEs in South Kalimantan to increase their business and carry out export activities,” he concluded.

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