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Indonesian meat merchants strike sales due to cooking oil

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Feb 24, 2022
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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - Compact meat traders will go on strike next week. Unmitigated, they will strike for five days at a time, starting from February 28 to March 4, 2022. The strike this time is longer than last year, which was three days. Traders admitted that they had sought dialogue with the government. Including sending an official letter, but there has been no serious response. Meanwhile, other commodities such as cooking oil are considered to receive more attention.
"In the position of cooking oil, we already have it, now we don't have it in meat. We've had this grind," said Head of the Indonesian Meat Slaughter and Traders Network (Jappdi) Asnawi to CNBC Indonesia, Wednesday (23/2/2022). He compared the government's seriousness in reducing the volatility of cooking oil prices. On the other hand, the problem with beef is considered to have been forgotten. "In cooking oil there is a subsidy from palm oil, production intervention is also regulated so that prices do not increase. We don't have one yet. You can imagine if one cow is 250 kg with an increase of Rp. 14,000. Then traders need to spend Rp. 3.5 million per head," he said. Asnawi. Therefore, traders asked the government to take quick steps, including by opening trade routes from countries ...
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