Policy Options to Remove Export Barriers Encountered by Indonesian SMEs

  • Mohamad Dian Revindo Graduate School of Global and Strategic Studies, Universitas Indonesia (SKSG UI) & Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI), Jakarta
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (FEB UI)
  • Natanael Waraney Gerald Massie Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI), Jakarta
Keywords: SMEs, internationalization, export barriers, export assistance, Indonesia

Abstract

Indonesian SMEs are less able to take advantage of free trade and globalization than their large counterparts, contributing only a small share of non-oil and gas exports. This study investigates the export barriers faced by SMEs. Primary data was obtained from survey questionnaires to SMEs in seven provinces in Java, Madura and Bali regions and central government agencies whose policies are related to SMEs and/or international trade. The survey yielded 533 usable responses, including 271 exporting SMEs, 226 non-exporting SMEs and 36 central government agencies. The findings show that the effectiveness of export assistance programs vary across types of assistance and levels of government. Further, policymakers and SMEs had different perceptions on the severities of each type of export barrier. The practical implications of the findings are provided.

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2020-01-21
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Revindo, M., Indrawati, S., & Massie, N. W. (2020). Policy Options to Remove Export Barriers Encountered by Indonesian SMEs. Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia, 8(1), 37-69. Retrieved from http://jurnal.isei.or.id/index.php/isei/article/view/12
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