Project S Threat for MSMEs, TikTok Denied the Issues
Recently, news emerged that TikTok will launch “Project S” which could pose a threat to MSMEs in Indonesia. However, TikTok Indonesia spoke up about this and stated that there might be a misunderstanding in the interpretation of the news. According to TikTok, they have never issued a statement about cross-border products on their platform.
In its clarification to DetikINET, TikTok Indonesia explained that they have no cross-border business on TikTok Shop Indonesia. Cross-border products refer to foreign products that are traded through domestic e-commerce. This means that TikTok has no intention or plan to launch projects or features that could threaten MSMEs in Indonesia.
TikTok is a social media platform that has become popular around the world, including Indonesia. Many TikTok users are active in a variety of creative content, such as dance, lip-sync, challenges, and more. TikTok has also become a place for many local MSMEs to promote their products to a wider audience.
Instead, TikTok is committed to supporting MSMEs and the local business ecosystem in Indonesia. They recognize the important role of MSMEs in the country’s economic growth and are ready to provide support through various initiatives, including presenting features that help MSMEs in marketing their products.
TikTok itself has become a platform that successfully connects sellers and buyers, creates new business opportunities, and helps content creators to develop their brands. Through existing features, such as TikTok Shop, MSMEs can tap into the vast market potential and reach more consumers.
The misconception of Project S
The misconception that “Project S” poses a threat to MSMEs should not worry small and medium enterprises in Indonesia. TikTok remains committed to supporting the growth of MSMEs and playing an active role in building an inclusive and sustainable business ecosystem.
As TikTok users, we need to understand that the platform is constantly striving to provide a positive experience and provide benefits for all parties involved. Supporting local MSMEs is an important aspect of achieving this goal.
In conclusion, TikTok Indonesia denies the threat of “Project S” which is claimed to harm MSMEs in Indonesia. They emphasized that there is no intention or plan to launch cross-border products on TikTok Shop Indonesia. Instead, TikTok is committed to supporting and helping the growth of MSMEs and the local business ecosystem in Indonesia.