Harian Ekonomi Neraca, 7 May 2018
The Indonesian Palm Kernel Shell Business Association (Apcasi) has asked the government to lower the export duty on palm shells. The association argued that palm shell cannot be entirely used domestically. Of the 8.3 million tonnes of palm shells, only 1.9 tonnes have been exported, while the rest remained unused. This is a business opportunity for Indonesia, but it’s hindered by export duty of $7 per tonne for palm shells. Moreover, business players are also imposed with export levy of $10 per tonne, while Malaysia doesn’t impose such taxes, APCASI Chairman Dikki Akhmar told a discussion last week.
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