The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, released exports of Indonesian products which were carried out simultaneously in Lamongan, East Java; Boyolali, Central Java; Sunter, DKI Jakarta, and a number of other cities spread across 16 provinces in Indonesia on December 4, 2020. President Joko Widodo virtually released these exports from the Bogor Palace. The activity entitled "Export Release to Global Market" is centered in Lamongan, East Java, and is coordinated directly by the Minister of Trade Agus Suparmanto.
The Indonesian Minister of Trade, Agus Suparmanto, stated that the export release activity by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, was attended by 133 business actors, both large and small and medium scale (UKM) spread across 16 provinces. "The total export value of this activity and the export value of 133 companies in December 2020 was USD 1.64 billion or equivalent to Rp23.75 trillion," Agus said.
"The simultaneous release of exports is an effort to increase non-oil and gas exports as well as to motivate business actors to keep increasing exports. This activity is also a step to accelerate non-oil and gas exports during the pandemic, including national economic recovery in 2021, "he explained.
This event also marks the momentum of exports of Indonesian products in December. The Minister of Trade emphasized that the release of exports this time was a special concern because there were a number of business actors who registered their first exports as well as a number of other business actors who managed to diversify their export products.
Specifically, for Riau Province, the export release was carried out at PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper, Pelalawan Regency, Riau. Two companies participated in the export release in Pekanbaru, namely PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper and PT. Asia Pacific Rayon. At this event, the two companies exported paper and rayon products with a total value of USD 24.48 million or IDR 347.16 billion for the destinations of China, Turkey, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The simultaneous release of exports is expected to continue to motivate business actors, including SMEs, to innovate in order to penetrate the global market. **