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Tourism Ministry: Free Shipping Incentives Run by E-Commerce to Support Creative Economy Players

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The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, said the free postage scheme would be run by e-commerce platform owners ahead of Eid as an effort to support the businesses of creative economy actors (Ekraf).

Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno in the "Extended Weekly Press Briefing" _ which was carried out in a hybrid manner from the Sapta Pesona Building, the Office of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Monday (3/5/2021) afternoon, explained that later the technical implementation mechanism for giving free shipping will be carried out by the Ministry of Trade (Kemendag ) and run by e-commerce owners.

"This is a form of government activity in the midst of economic difficulties, the government has created this program which is implemented by the Ministry of Trade, which of course works with companies that own e-commerce platforms," ​​said Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno.

Furthermore, Sandiaga said that the free postage scheme was carried out as a form of compensation for the elimination of Eid homecoming.

This is aimed at encouraging creative economy actors to take advantage of creative economy product delivery opportunities.

Given, it is not uncommon for shipping costs to be more expensive than the price of the product, then postage subsidies are deemed necessary.

Sandiaga hopes that the free postage will also attract consumers to buy creative economy products. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, explained that the Ministry of Tourism had also prepared a program after Eid to support locally made Indonesian products.

"Kemenparekraf itself is finalizing the program after Eid related to stimulus to support UMKM products and support demand, increasing demand for locally made Indonesian products," said Wamenparekraf Angela. (VOI)

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