Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · In the Line of Duty
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

In the Line of Duty

Indonesian Airlines Call on Government to Make Aircraft Spare Parts Duty Free


Bali News: Indonesia, INACA, Indonesia Air Carrier Association, Arif Wibowo, Emirsyah Satar, Budu Darmadi, Customs Duty on Aircraft Spare Parts
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/15/2013)

The Indonesian Air Carriers Association (INACA) is calling on the government to eliminate import duties for aircraft spare parts in order to make Indonesian airlines more competitive internationally reduce the need for foreign maintenance and repair services 

The chairman of INACA, Arif Wibowo, said that spare parts for aircrafts must all be imported. Therefore, in order to make Indonesian air carriers more competitive in the face of coming “open sky” rules, government support is needed to reduce the high cost of import duties for aircraft spare parts.

As reported by Bisnis.com, Wibowo, speaking at the office of the Minister of Industry on Monday November 11, 2013, said competing nations such as Malaysia and Singapore do not charge import duties on aircraft spare parts. Meanwhile, in Indonesia the customs duties for these items ranges between 5-7%.

Saying some 300 different aircraft components are currently imported to Indonesia, Wibowo said suggested the INACA members would be happy if as an initial step if the current list of items being charged duties could be reduced to 200 items.

“We do not hope for too much, perhaps the initial list (of dutiable spare parts) could be reduced to 200. The Minister of Industry, Mr. Hidayat, was positive in listening to our request to assist the national airline industry," said Wibowo.

Wibowo said that the cost of spare parts comprise an average 15% of the total cost of an airline. Thus, if 5% custom’s duties were eliminated this would have a major effect on reducing airline operating costs.

“If (these duties) we eliminated, the competiveness of the Indonesian air transportation industry would be enhanced,” said Wibowo.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar has lent his support to INACA’s call for the lowering or import taxes on aircraft spare parts. Satar said it is unfortunate that aircraft maintenance has to be done abroad. “There (overseas) there is not import duty (on spare parts), while if the work is done in Indonesia import duties apply. This is what was discussed with the Minister of Industry in order that funds don’t run abroad and so that Indonesian airlines can be competitive,” he explained.

The Director General of Industry for High Tech Businesses, Budi Darmadi, said his office would consider the request to reduce or eliminate duties of aircraft spare parts,

He said that those spare parts for which no domestic alternative part exists are those for which a reduction in duty could be considered, but in those cases in which spare parts are produced domestically no reduction in the import tariff can be entertained by the government.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Donít Drink and Die
3 Dead and 1 Hospitalized Following Methanol Poisoning at Kuta Cafe
(7/27/2015)
Where Thereís Smoke . . .
Police Investigating Claim of Police Seeking ĎSpecial Paymentí from Bank Central Asia Official in Connection with Recent Fire in Kuta
(7/27/2015)
Wine as a Spectator Sport
St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Win Honors from Wine Spectator Magazine
(7/27/2015)
Happy Birthday to You, You Live in a Zoo!
Celebrating National Childrenís Day with Bali Safari and Marine Park
(7/26/2015)
Seeking Relief in High Places
Tourists Complain About Limited Public Toilet Facilities at Kintamani Volcano. Toilets Installed by Government at Georpark Complex Locked and Without Water
(7/26/2015)
Baliís Seeking a New Chief of Police
Bali Police Chief Ronny Sompie Appointed to Civilian Post as Director General of Immigration
(7/26/2015)
Pay at the Door
Bali Collects US$36.9 million in Visa Fees During First Four Months of 2015
(7/26/2015)
New HIV/AIDS Infections up 50% in Three Years
The Majority of New HIV/AIDS Cases in Bali Linked to Heterosexual Contact
(7/26/2015)
After Iím Gone
Outgoing Regent Defends Building Boom for New Hotels But Insists The Building will Stop Once Badung Exceeds its Carrying Capacity
(7/26/2015)
Managing Growth in Tourist Arrivals
Indonesian Tourism Adamant Foreign Tourists Arrivals Can be Doubled in Just 5 Years
(7/26/2015)
Floating an Idea
North Bali Adventure in Lovina Urged to Tow Floating Water Park to Shore Until Licenses and Permits are in Hand
(7/26/2015)
To Kingdom Come
Wego.com Says Indonesian Domestic Travel Now Prefer Yogyakarta Over Bali
(7/26/2015)
All [News]!