IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 02 May 2012 | Removal date: 31 Aug 2012
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

Indonesia introduced the regulation No. 27/2012 on importer identification numbers (API), which also governs imports of finished goods for importers.
The new regulation does not ban imports of finished goods, but it is more restrictive than the previous regulation in the following two ways. Thus, each general importer is only allowed to import goods that fall under one heading, while the previous decree did not contain such a restriction. The second restrictiveness is the following: an importing producer is allowed to import finished goods for market testing and as complementary goods only.
Now an existing importer has to establish new companies if, in the past, they imported goods under more than one headings as a consequences of the new requirement that a general importer is only allowed to import goods under one heading. This might delay imports of finished goods.
The new regulation also exposes importers and importing producers to discretionary decisions and rulings.
It was amended by regulation 59/2012 (cf. Related Measures) and hence is no longer implemented.
 

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