Indonesia: Ban on consumption salt imports

Measure #3878 | Published 8 Nov 2012 ▲


On 3 November 2011, Indonesia has announced a ban on consumption salt imports for 2012 as national production (expected to be 1.4M tonnes) exceeds the national demand of 1.2M tonnes. Importers who will not obey the ban will have their import licences revoked.
On 11 September 2012, Indonesia (according to ruling No. 58/M-DAG/PER/9/2012 of the Minister of Trade) lifted the ban as unexpected rains during the salt harvesting season have lead to radically reduced national salt output.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

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Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered: 08/11/2012

Implemented: No

Date of inception: 1 Jan 2012

Duration: 8 months

GTA Evaluation: Red

Government Response:

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