Imported goods circulating in Indonesia are dominated by China. Based on the report of Statistic Central Agency (BPS) in January-April 2016, the imported goods of non-oil from China reached 9.65%, or 25.76% of total imports.

"A quarter of imported products into Indonesia are originally from China," said Deputy Distribution and Services Statistics BPS, Sasmito Hadiwibowo, in a press conference in his office, Jakarta, Monday (16/05/2016).

"We import a lot from China, and China's role of imports can be above 25% is enormous," he explained. Meanwhile, exports from Indonesia to China is very low. Besides China, the second largest share of imports into Indonesia is Japan with US $ 4.10 billion. Then it is followed by Thailand with US $ 3.05 billion or 8.15% of total imports.

"The imported goods from China are quite varied. Ranging from electronic goods, machinery, food, plastics, chemicals, vehicles, and others. The imports from Japan and Thailand are the vehicles and machines," he said.

As to so many imports from China, Japan, Thailand entering Indonesia, we are hoping the producers of those countries will also file their IP rights here. Indonesia is the fourth largest population in the world that makes this country a big market. It is important for the producers to protect their goods in aspect of intellectual property rights in order not to loose their benefits in this big market.

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Source: Detik Finance

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