BANDUNG-Minister of Trade (Mendag) Enggartiasto Lukita said in supporting the availability and stabilization of the price of basic commodities, the government prohibits business actors to do the hoard / speculation in accordance with the mandate of President Regulation 71/2015 and will take firm action against the offenders.
"Distributors, subdistributors and agents who trade basic needs goods are also regulated through Trade Minister Regulation No 20 / M-DAG / PER / 3/2017 on Registration of Business Entities for Distribution of Basic Goods," said the Minister of Trade in the Trade Coordination Forum in Bandung on Wednesday 24/5/2017)
The Minister of Trade also assigned the first echelon I of the Ministry of Trade (Ministry of Trade) to guard the 2017 inflation target of around 4% + 1% due to fluctuations in the prices of basic commodities.
"The steps that have been taken are coordination with related agencies in coordination with business actors and Bulog assignment for price stabilization," he said.
These measures include coordination meetings and direct monitoring, as well as facilitation of the provision of sugar, cooking oil and frozen meat at the highest retail price (HET).
Enggar revealed, in the last month of monitoring of the Ministry of Trade, the price of staple goods is stable even tended to decline, except for garlic which slightly rose almost in all provinces due to reduced supply to the market.
"The results of field coordination and monitoring in BULOG warehouse, PPI, and distributors in the regions show that the stock of staple goods, especially rice, sugar, wheat flour, and cooking oil are enough to meet the needs of Ramadhan and Lebaran 2017. This is also supported by Prognosis data from the Ministry of Agriculture, "He concluded. (MAT)