IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 23 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export quota

 On 23 March 2015, 22 Indonesian tin-exporting companies agreed to impose monthly export quotas of 4'500 metric tons of tin, after the commodity's price and the country's exports had been steadily falling.
Among these companies was the world's largest tin producer PT Timah, which is majority owned by the state. The company hinted such measures already in a quarterly report on 30 October 2014, saying that "the company's management remains optimistic that the slowdown is only temporary and will eventually lead back commodity prices skyrocketing along with the imposition of restrictions on tin export quota. As one of the major companies, PT Timah (Persero) is still selective in its sales in order to maintain price stability." (own translation) The state-owned enterprise will restrict itself to 2'500 metric tons of tin monthly, dividing the rest of the quota among the other 21 producers.
According to the head of the tin working group in the province of Bangka Belitung (where Indonesia's largest tin smelter is located), the quota will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
The trade volumes were based on 2013 data, since the one for 2014 was not yet available in the UN COMTRADE database.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
8002 Tin waste and scrap.
800200 Tin waste and scrap.
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
8001 Unwrought tin.
800110 Tin, not alloyed
800120 Tin alloys
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
8003 Tin bars, rods, profiles and wire.
800300 Tin bars, rods, profiles and wire.
429 Other fabricated metal products
8007 Other articles of tin.
800700 Other articles of tin.

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