Tasikmalaya-Chairman of the National Crafts Council (Dekranasda) West Java Province Netty Heryawan said in the ASEAN Economic Community (MEA), West Java should not be worry, especially if we already have readiness in businesses and product quality improvement.
Netty highlighted that there are some homeworks in West Java businesses, such as the weak competitiveness of Indonesian human resources so that workers can not compete with workers from ASEAN countries. "The weak of infrastructure makes an impact on the cost of production in Indonesia higher than other ASEAN countries," she said.
The weak ease of doing business and weak protection of intellectual property (HAKI) made Indonesian products were easily replicable without royalty, and it is a crucial problem.
"Protection of the consumer and product does not fit the Indonesian national standards (such as the crucial halal/haram), which also become a homework," she said at a seminar event of the Inaugural Governing Council Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Indonesia (Kadin) Tasikmalaya period 2016-2020 with a Theme "MEA As Opportunities for Creative Industries in Tasikmalaya" at the Hotel Santika Indonesia, Wednesday (10.02.16).
"As a Chairman of the PKK and P2TP2A West Java Province, I worry the social and cultural impact in addition to the economic impact of the presence of MEA, with many social problems and their acculturation process in communities like LGBT and human trafficking will be increased," she explained.
Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) West Java Province Agung S. Sutisno hoped with the replacing of the new administration will make Kadin more exist in Tasikmalaya with the support from government in improving and developing the local superior products for craftsmen.
"Training conducted in improving the quality of products and create creativity of artisans to continue producing to be able produce 300 new businesses with higher quality," he added.
Therefore, Netty hoped to the management who have be sworn would be able to increase the human resources by training. So that their Hard Skill, Foreign Language ability, Interpersonal Skills, Attitude and adequate education become assets for us to face foreign countries. As well as the form of awareness people to love using the local products from West Java and charged to improve the welfare of the community.
"Also provide education and knowledge to the community on the positive and negative impacts of the presence of this MEA to avoid the social problems of the family," she concluded.
The event was attended by Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), West Java Agung S. Sutisno, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Tasikmalaya Deni Yunizar (selected period 2016-2020), Chairman of Kadin Outgoing Revelation Trirahmadi, FKPD Tasikmalaya and LP3E Kadin Indonesia Prof. Ina Primiana.