Government through Minister of Energy & Mineral resources (ESDM) rejected proposal from some nickel and bauxite miners to gain export permit as their prerequisites were not qualified. So far, government has only awarded export permits to PT Freeport Indonesia, PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara and PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (ANTM). Bambang Susigit, ESDM’s Director of Business Development revealed that the term of condition for export permit should be completed, including the commitment for developing smelter.