IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 03 Nov 2014 | Removal date: 03 Oct 2015
Still in force

Import ban

 On 3 November 2014, the Indonesian Marine and Fishery Ministry passed decree 141/PDSI/HM.310/XI/2014 introducing a moratorium on foreign vessels above 30 GT. With the import ban in place, local fishery companies are not allowed to import vessels from abroad. The ministry argued the move was necessary to cope with the high levels of illegal fishing, as a report found out that 80 percent of them were involved in the practice.
The moratorium was initially planned to be active until April 2015 but was later extended to 31 October 2015 and is hence no longer in force.
According to a media report, "the policy managed to boost fish supply in local ports by 240 percent to 6 million tons, as the policy created room for smaller-size boats owned by local fishermen".

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

493 Ships
8901 Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferryboats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
890110 Cruise ships, excursion boats and similar vessels principally designed for the transport of persons; ferryboats of all kinds
890120 Tankers
890190 Other vessels for the transport of goods and other vessels for the transport of both persons and goods
8902 Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
890200 Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.

Please report this page in case you detect an inaccuracy in its content.