JAKARTA. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Finance through the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) has provided various fiscal and procedural incentives to restore the decline in economic performance due to the effects of Corona virus, as well as to support the business world so that it is not increasingly falling.
Based on data up to 2 June, 2020, the fiscal import facility for countermeasures Covid-19 has been provided with a total import value of IDR 3,848,141,994,004.75 (IDR 3.84 trillion) with the largest import commodity in the form of masks totaling 133,140,117 pcs from various countries. The facilities utilized by importers through the scheme of grants for foundations/social Institutions (PMK 70), goods imported by the central/regional government (PMK 171), goods for countermeasures Covid-19 in accordance with the Appendix Letter A (PMK 34), and non-facilities.
The facilities provided by the scheme are the exemption from import duty (BM) and excise, are not collected Value Added Tax (VAT) and Sales Tax on Luxury Goods (PPnBM), and are exempt from the levy of Income Tax Article (ITA) 22 on import. The total value of exemption from 13 March to 2 June, 2020 reached IDR 848,000,065,722 (IDR 848 billion) with details of exemption from import duty amounting to IDR 390,522,910,569, not collected VAT and PPnBM of IDR 282,157,292,481, and exempted from ITA 22 on import collection of IDR 175,319,862,672.
In addition, the import facility is also provided with the Scheme of Certificate of Origin (SKA) with ASEAN partner countries. The average amount of importation that uses SKA compared to total import foreign exchange in 2020 is in the range of 33%, with the utilization of approximately 52.37% of the total value of foreign exchange import payment using SKA. Food commodity imports included in the list of 10 imported commodities with SKA are sugar and confectionery originating from ASEAN (Form D), Australia (Form AANZ), China (Form E), and India (Form AI).
Still related to facilities, Customs has also provided relaxation to companies that use Bonded Zone (KB) facilities and the Import Facility for Export Purpose (KITE).
From 1 April to 27 April, 2020, the total value of fiscal incentives given in the form of exemption from ITA 22 on import reached IDR 882.637.858.209 (IDR 882,63 billion).
In excise sector, exemption facilities are also provided for ethyl alcohol for handling Covid-19, specifically as a basic material for the production of hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and similar items. Until 1 June, 2020, the total ethyl alcohol given exemption was 82,616,950 liters valued at IDR 1,652 billion with the recipients of facilities consisting of commercial parties (19.41%) and non-commercial (53.55%).
Then as of 31 May, 2020, relaxation for excise duty and cigarette production has also been given to 82 factories that have submitted documents delaying the payment of excise duties by 90 days, with a total excise value of IDR 18.1 trillion consisting of eight cigarette factories of Group I (IDR 14, 7 trillion), 67 cigarette factories class II (3.3 trillion), and 7 cigarette factories class III (0.019 trillion).
For service users and the public who need more information, you can contact the Customs Contact Center 1500225 (live web chat at bit.ly/bravobc) or through social media @beacukairi. (Ken)