Indonesia: Gov’t Encourages SMEs to Fulfill National Standards Requirements

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chief of Legal, Organization and Public Relation Division of the National Standardization Agency Nudi Rahardjo said that the Agency will accelerate the implementation of standardization principles for micro, small and medium enterprises (UKM) this year. “The target is that 90 percent of small-medium enterprises can get the Indonesia National Standard [SNI] this year,” Budi said in a written statement dated Sunday, january 29, 2017.

Budi said that the Agency is currently encouraging SMEs to create more innovation and focusing on producing high quality and safe goods. One of the SMEs that has managed to achieve SNI standards will take part in a work meeting with the Research, Development, and High Education Ministry on Monday, January 30, 2017.

The SME, CV Harimukti Teknik, will display a domestically-produced laundry machine. Ashari, the company owner, said that the laundry machine is much cheaper compared to imported product.

“Because the raw materials and production process are surced from and takes place domestically, the machine is 30 percent cheaper compared to imported products,” Ashari said.

The laundry machine has managed to acquire two SNI certifications, one for the household appliances category, and the other is for the tumble-dry dryer machine category.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2017/01/30/055841114/Govt-Encourages-SMEs-to-Fulfill-National-Standards-Requirements