The Ministry of Trade (Kemendag) issues the Regulation (Permendag) Number 30 of 2022 concerning Provisions for the Export of Crude Palm Oil, Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Palm Oil, Refined, Bleached, and Deodorized Palm Oil and Used Cooking Oil. The Minister of Trade Muhammad Lutfi emphasized that this reorganization of CPO exports still adheres to the principle that domestic demand for CPO and its affordability are the main things.
"Following President Joko Widodo's directive, the government has reorganized the export of CPO, RBD palm oil, RBD palm olein, and used cooking oil because the domestic supply of CPO is considered sufficient. However, the government ensures that the fulfillment of domestic CPO needs and its affordability for the community remains the government's top priority," said the Minister of Trade, quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Trade, Tuesday (24/05/2022).
The Minister of Trade also emphasized that CPO producers and exporters must comply with the provisions set by the government.
"We expect the cooperation of all stakeholders to make this re-export regulation a success," he said.
In the Minister of Trade Regulation 30/2022 it is emphasized that exporters must have an Export Approval (PE) document as a condition for exporting CPO and its derivative products in accordance with those stipulated in the regulation. The PE validity period is six months.
The three requirements that must be met to obtain PE are, first, the exporters must have proof of the implementation of the distribution of domestic needs (domestic market obligation / DMO) with domestic sales prices (domestic price obligation / DPO) to producers of bulk cooking oil. Second, evidence of the distribution of bulk cooking oil DMO with DPO to retail logistics service business actors and buying CPO without using DPO. Third, proof of the implementation of the distribution of DMO from other producers, which was preceded by cooperation between exporters and producers implementing the distribution of DMO, submitted through the Indonesia National Single Window (INSW) in the form of electronic data elements of business registration numbers and company names.
Sanctions for exporters who do not comply with the provisions include administrative sanctions in the form of electronic warnings in the Indonesia National Single Window (SINSW) system, suspension of PE, and revocation of PE. (PUBLIC OF INDONESIA MINISTRY OF TRADE/UN)