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: 19 Nov 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

On 19 November 2014, the Indonesian Director General of Fishery Product Processing and Marketing passed decree 125/KEP-DJP2HP/2014, introducing the import of only certain fishery products under specific conditions
In order to be eligible for imports, the fishery products must:

  1. 'not exist in Indonesian waters and/or is not produced in Indonesia according to the required standard/specification';
  2. have 'limited supply and 'are' highly influenced by season';
  3. be 'not domestically available and/or limited in number.'

According to the annex of the decree, the allowed fishery products include raw materials for sardine and (jack and horse) mackerel fishing, all raw materials for fish processing aimed at re-exports (i.e. not consumption in Indonesia), traditional processing raw materials in preserved forms for salmons and mackerels. The list also includes 'specific fortification/enrichment raw materials' for the production of inter alia fish oil, alginate and shrimp flours as well as fish imports for consumption in the F&B industry of salmon, trout, halibut, cod, lobster, giant shrimp, squid and other fish types not available in the Indonesian waters.
Given that no such restricted list of allowed fishery products existed prior to the announcement of this decree, the affected tariff lines are compiled based on those fishery products not mentioned in the annex, as they de facto face an import ban.
The decree came into force on the day of its announcement.
On 22 January 2015, the Director General updated the list of fishery products allowed for imports. Given that only the raw materials for the fishing of the Atlantic, Pacific and short mackerels were added, the measure at hand remains classified as implemented.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030312 Other Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus)
030313 Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho)
030341 Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)
030343 Skipjack or stripbellied bonito
030353 Sardines (Sardina pilchardus, Sardinops spp.), sardinella (Sardinella spp.), brisling or sprats (Sprattus sprattus)
030354 Mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus)
030363 Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)
030389 Other
0304 Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
030499 Other
0306 Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling
030611 Rock lobster and other sea crawfish (Palinurus spp., Panulirus spp., Jasus spp.)
030614 Crabs
030616 Coldwater shrimps and prawns (Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon)
030617 Other shrimps and prawns
0307 Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked molluscs, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumpt
030729 Other
030749 Other

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