Minister seeks synergy for INSW to spur Indonesia's logistics sector

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Minister seeks synergy for INSW to spur Indonesia's logistics sector

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati delivers remarks at the INSW discussion, followed online on Friday (June 9, 2023). (ANTARA/Imamatul Silfia)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has called for synergy between ministries and institutions for the development of the Indonesia National Single Window (INSW) system to support the progress of Indonesia's logistics sector.

She stated that Indonesia needs to improve its Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and the logistics costs that are still lag behind other Asian and developing countries. "To this end, continuous efforts of ministries and institutions to simplify the services is a must," Indrawati said at the INSW discussion, followed online on Friday.

INSW is Indonesia's national system for single submission of data and information, single and synchronous processing of data and information, as well as single decision-making for customs clearance and release of cargo.

Currently, the ministry's National Single Window Institution (LNSW), as the manager of INSW, is improving the system so that it can be used by all businesses. In this context, the synergy of ministries and institutions has a role in data integration so that business players will not need to input data repeatedly.

The simplification of services by ministries and institutions is also expected to speed up the required processes. With the improvement, Indrawati expects Indonesia's logistics sector can increase its competitiveness, especially at the global level.

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Apart from the synergy of ministries and institutions, she also hopes for inputs from business players for the development of the INSW system, so that the improvements made are in accordance with the needs of businesses. "The benefits of INSW can really be felt by the business world. Thus, we hope to receive continuous and direct feedback from the business world," she remarked.

Based upon 2023 LPI data from the World Bank, the ranking of Indonesia's logistics sector has declined by 17, from 46th place in 2018 to 63rd in 2023. Indonesia's position is below Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, which are ranked 1st, 31st, and 37th respectively.