Official: Rp 200 per Sheet of Plastic Bag Excise

Summary

Directorate General of Customs and Excise will apply the plastic bag excise for Rp 200 per sheet. The House of Representatives’ Commission XI, dealing with financial affairs, has cleared the bill. The director of technicalities and excise facility at the Customs and Excise Directorate General, Nirwala Dwi Heryanto, on Wednesday (2/12) said that the excise was the government’s effort to reduce environmental pollution since plastic bags were the least recyclable items. It could also pose as a legal basis for the paid plastic bags policy.

All this time, the policy allows the retailers to charge the customers Rp 200 for a plastic bag. They record the earnings as the plastic excise, counted as the state income. However, the implementation of the policy and the use of collected money are unclear.  Meanwhile, in the new regulation, the Directorate General of Customs and Excise will collect the excise directly to the plastic bag producers. The implementation of the excise can generate up to Rp 100 billion this year.

Start your free trial.

If you would like to get a 30-day free unlimited access to all of our insights, please click “Start free trial” button below. If you already have an account, please login.

What do subscribers receive?

As a subscriber, you’ll receive daily insights, weekly business digests, and bimonthly industrial reports.

What kind of pieces will i get?

In-depth reports on assumption and impact analysis, as well as update and trends mapping, written by our credible and experienced analysts.

And, there is something else…

Enjoy a 30-day free trial, on us. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions you have.