Palm Oil News – 130 Palm Oil Companies Registered at SIMIRAH 2

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – As of July 1, 2022, 130 companies have registered with the Bulk Cooking Oil Information System (SIMIRAH) 2.0.

From the official statement received by the Ministry of Industry, InfoSAWITSunday (3/7/2022), it was stated that of the total there were 51 crude palm oil (MSM/CPO) producers and 79 palm cooking oil (MGS) producers.

“In the People’s Bulk Cooking Oil (MGCR) program, there are currently additional producers, from 75 companies in the Subsidized Bulk Cooking Oil program to 79 MGS companies,” said the Director General of Agro Industry at the Ministry of Industry, Putu Juli Ardika, in Jakarta, Sunday (3/7/2022).

The Director General of Agro Industry said that out of a total of 130 companies that registered with SIMIRAH 2, as many as 98 companies had received registration numbers. They consist of 24 CPO producers and 74 MGS producers.

“All those who applied, no one was rejected. But those who have not received the registration number are because they are still in the verification process or are still completing incomplete data,” he explained.

Some time ago, the Directorate General of Agro Industry held the Business Matching Regional Sumatra MGCR Program in Medan. In addition to socializing the MGCR program, the purpose of the business matching activity is to make it easier for MGCR program participants to migrate to SIMIRAH 2.

“In this activity we open consulting services for companies and involve the work unit of the Ministry of Industry in Medan to become auditors,” he said.

Of the 74 MGS producers that received the MGCR Program registration number, 39 companies (52%) were located in the Sumatra region. Meanwhile, of the 24 CPO producers who received registration numbers, 17 producers (70.8%) were in the Sumatra region.

“This means that the Sumatra region is very central and important as a center for palm cooking oil production,” he added.

In the period 1-30 June 2022, the average distribution of the MGCR program reached 81.72% of the monthly needs in each province.

“Based on the data, shipments of MGCR producers to seven destination provinces, namely Bali, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi and West Sumatra, have exceeded their projected needs,” said Putu.

Furthermore, in June 2022, a total of 268 thousand tons of MGCR distributed by MGS producers, 182 thousand tons of which have arrived at distributor 1 (D1), 45 thousand tons have arrived at retailers, and 28 thousand tons have been sold to the public.

“Increasing the export volume of CPO and MGS can be done through accelerating the distribution of DMO-DPO into the country, including in the form of containerized bulk oil,” he said.

Putu emphasized that the government is determined to carry out this program properly and accountability is maintained so as to ensure the availability and meet the needs of MGCR according to the Highest Retail Price (HET) of Rp. 14,000 per liter or Rp. 15,500 per kilogram. The government also facilitates retailers who want to sell MGCR.

It is hoped that with the existence of official retailers that have been registered with SIMIRAH 2 or PUJLE Logistics and Retail Service Businesses, they can help the government and the community in meeting domestic cooking oil needs.

Since the government socialized the use of the Cares Protect QR Code on 27 June 2022 to 34,900 retailers, 3,345 retailers or 8.81% of the total have printed the Cares Protect QR Code which will be scanned by buyers.

“The Ministry of Industry continues to accelerate so that registered retailers immediately print the QR Code Peduli Protect. At SIMIRAH 2, we have also installed monitoring filters to see which retailers have not printed the QR Code Peduli Protect,” said Director of the Seafood and Fisheries Industry Emil Satria.

Retailers who have received the QR Code Peduli Protect can directly make transactions with buyers in accordance with the provisions or price policies and restrictions on the purchase of bulk cooking oil.

Buyers who do not have the Peduli Protect application can still buy by showing their NIK. Later, retailers are required to record the buyer’s NIK and do a daily recapitulation. (T5)