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: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 27 December 2012, the Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/2012 regarding the importation of cellular Phones, Handheld Computers as well as Tablets.
 
The Minister of Trade, Gita Wirjawan, confirmed the economic/trade implications of this measure by stating that:'This Regulation of the Minister of Trade is issued to support the Health, Safety, Security and Environment and to support the industrialization of cellular phones and computers in the future'.
 
The decree mainly covers additional notification obligations, quality standards and technical requirements that will complicate the importation of the above mentioned products. One good example is the Article 4 (1) (i) that requires the importer to be in the business for a 'minimum period of 3 years". This constitutes a complete import ban in the case of start ups in this sector. Nevertheless, in most cases the regulation will complicate the imporation process but not stop it.
 
The full list of restrictions can be found in the legal text (in the sources).
 
Update 1
On 1 August 2013, the Ministry of Trade introduced new restrictions (cf. Related Measures).
 
Update 2
On 21 August 2014, the Trade Ministry published regulation 48/M-DAG/PER/8/2014 changing the import restrictions. The changes included the exchange of an allowed port of entry and new regulations for special economic zones. Hence, this regulation was not listed as a new measure within this database.
 
Update 3
On 30 May 2016, the Ministry again amended the import provisions, simplifying the import procedure (cf. Related Measures).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847170 Storage units
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
847190 Other
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851769 Other
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851711 Line telephone sets with cordless handsets
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
851718 Other
851761 Base stations
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 Parts

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