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: 18 Apr 2012 | Removal date: 17 Jun 2013
Still in force

Import ban

On 18 April 2012, Indonesia has suspended some imports of US beef after a case of mad cow disease, although this is the first case in the USA since 2006 and the fourth ever. Other major importers, like the EU, South Korea, Japan, and Canada have not halted the imports. Therefore, the policy appears to be a case of protectionism. This view has been confirmed by the latest BBC statement:
 
"Indonesia had been trying to reduce its beef imports even before the news of the infection, in an attempt to reduce its dependency on other countries." (BBC news 26 April 2012) 
 
On 17 June 2013, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture (according to Degree no. 4390/2013) abolished the import ban on beef from the US.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020210 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020220 Other cuts with bone in
020230 Boneless

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