E-commerce actors support planned regulation of imported goods

E-commerce actors support planned regulation of imported goods

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We will, of course, support government policies. We believe the government is making regulations to create a competitive business world, which can also grow the domestic industry and consumer protection
Jakarta (ANTARA) - A number of e-commerce-based players said they supported the government's plan regarding the regulation of imported goods that would be imposed on e-commerce players. The policy can foster a competitive business environment, according to Blibli.com's Head of Legal and Compliance Yudhi Pramono.

"We will, of course, support government policies. We believe the government is making regulations to create a competitive business world, which can also grow the domestic industry and consumer protection," Pramono told Antara here Friday.

Regarding cross-border transactions, it can be conducted not only by domestic e-commerce platforms but also e-commerce from abroad, according to Pramono.

"Maybe the number of transactions is much bigger, where the data from the government certainly know more," he said.

In line with Blibli.com, Tokopedia will also, support regulations from the government.

"As a platform, we will definitely support and follow government policies," said Tokopedia’s Category Development Lead Fransiscus Leo Chandra, who spoke after the launch of the exchange-added feature on Thursday, July 18.

Tokopedia’s Browse and Content Head of Category Cynthia Limin said she was willing to discuss the import rules scheme with the government.

"To be honest, we are still waiting to see and discuss this with the government. But, for the continuation, I think it is better to wait when there are more legitimate decisions," Cynthia said.

The government is putting in place certain regulations to stem the entry of imported consumer goods through the e-commerce sector. The policy is being formulated because the import of consumer goods through the e-commerce sector is considered to be growing rapidly.

Meanwhile, the government is working to suppress the widening of the trade balance deficit which reached US$2.41 billion from January to May, 2019.
 

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