Jakarta (ANTARA) - The policy of increasing the Use of Domestic Products (P3DN) can minimize domestic market dependence on imported products, considering the program helps the domestic industry to increase absorption of goods produced, the Industry Ministry stated.

"The P3DN policy can reduce dependence on imported products and stimulate the spirit of nationalism among (members of) the entire community, encouraging them to love and be proud of using domestically made products," the ministry's Director General of Small, Medium and Miscellaneous Industries (IKMA), Reni Yanita, remarked on Monday.

To strengthen the competitiveness of the domestic industry in the P3DN policy, the government, through Presidential Instruction Number 2 of 2022, has realized 40 percent of the value of the goods and services budget for ministries and institutions to purchase products manufactured by MSMEs and small and medium industries (IKM), Yanita stated.

Industries keen to participate in this program should hold a domestic component level certificate (TKDN) issued by the Ministry of Industry to guarantee that their products are domestically produced, she elaborated.

Hence, to optimize market absorption for domestic MSME products, the ministry provides free and easy TKDN registration facilities through the National Industrial Information System (SIINas) portal in accordance with applicable regulations.

She highlighted that the ministry also regularly conducts technical guidance and TKDN consultations as was carried out in Tangerang, Banten, on June 21, 2024.

"This is a form of the government's support for small industries. The government helps small industries to easily obtain a TKDN certificate through Minister of Industry Regulation Number 46 of 2022 concerning Provisions and Procedures for Calculating TKDN Values for Small Industries," she explained.

Moreover, the ministry's Secretary of the IKMA Directorate General, Riefky Yuswandi, remarked that based on data on the small industry TKDN monitoring dashboard (TKDN-IK) as of June 19, 2024, of the 34,113 applications for TKDN-IK certification that were submitted, 13,489 certificates had been issued for a total of 16,496 products.

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Translator: Ahmad Muzdaffar F, Resinta Sulistiyandari
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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