CUSTOMS’ ROLE IN OVERCOMING COVID-19 OUTBREAK: THE CASE OF INDONESIA

  • Diyouva Novith PKN STAN
  • Muhammad Hadiyan Ridho
Keywords: Customs, COVID-19, International Trade, Fiscal Incentives, Procedural Support

Abstract

The global pandemic so-called COVID-19 disrupts supply chain and have an impact on numerous sectors. The adversity suffered by most of the countries is severe shortage of medical supply input. In addition, the nuisance on supply chain also affects economic growth and the most affected are firms which operations are related to international trade. Customs as related institution in international trade has a vital role in sustaining the supply chain continuity. This paper is quantitative research with descriptive statistics method. The paper analyses the policies implemented by customs authority and provide the data analysis in statistical form with descriptive narrative. Our findings depict how the preliminary steps that taken affect domestic supply by stimulating cross-border trade. Our result also show that fiscal incentives successfully escalate medical equipment supply via importation and take a role on national balance trade, but procedural support provided can’t handle numerous of importation of medical supplies so there’s no changes in dwelling time. The outcomes and findings of our study can be used by government or researchers as an evaluation for progressing the further support systems guiding supply chain.