The government banned the export of nickel ore or nickel ore. One of the steps taken is to create added value in exports.
However, Indonesian University Senior Economist Faisal Basri found that nickel ore exports are still ongoing. Based on data from the Central Statistical Institute (BPS), it announced no nickel ore exports in 2020.
“In 2020, the government forbids that there will be no exports for HS code 2604 nickel ore and concentrate based on BPS data,” he said at the CORE Media Discussion event on Tuesday (2/10/2021).
However, China’s General Customs Administration noted that there are still 3.4 million tons of imports from Indonesia in 2020, equivalent to US$193.6 million or Rp 2.8 trillion.
“If the exchange rate is Rp 14,577, it is the average JISDOR in 2020,” he said.
He said that potential government losses from this illegal operation can be calculated. As long as, he said, the government had intentions.
“Well, what’s the mechanism if the government has the intention, it’s actually easy to track down. So just count how many smelters are produced, then what are the normal needs, is it buying more or not, it’s buying for the production process. or maybe some even if it can’t sell it. sells, just ride, drive,” he explained.
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