Performers UKM amounts of Direct Footwear Decreases
CIN- Alamak. Small Business and Middle Performers (SMEs) footwear in the country every day is steadily decreasing. The home is reportedly craftsmen prefer to traders being unable to compete with imported products.
Chairman of the Indonesian Footwear Association (Indonesian Footwear Association) Eddy Widjanarko said, changes in the behavior of the footwear SMEs can not be avoided because of the various challenges in the country which inevitably.
Ranging from raw material difficulties, high wages to workers who increasingly tight competition in the domestic market due to the rise of imported products. Moreover, the buyer said, already embedded in his mind that the use of foreign products more stylish.
According to Eddy, in East Java, precisely in Mojokerto, UKM was reached 2000s footwear with 1 SMEs can employ 10 to 100 person.
"Now there is not at all I think now live 100 SMEs we have a lot to lose SMEs,"He said in Jakarta, Friday (31/5/2013).
Besides continued, di Cibaduyut, when we first saw along the way was dominated by local products with a touch of the hands of craftsmen. Now they are selling imported products.
Eddy hopes for the government to provide assistance to the SMEs in order to survive and develop original products made in Indonesian market. "Given the kind of incentives so that they can survive and thrive. (iskandar)