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: 16 Jul 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export tax

On 5 May 2015, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Ressources, the Indonesian president signed a regulation introducing a fixed export levy on crude palm oil (hereinafter: CPO) and palm oil products. The levy on CPO shall amount to 50 USD/tonne, whereas the fee for palm oil product shipments shall be 30 USD/tonne.
 
Unlike the usual export taxes (cf. Related Measures), these fees will thus not depend on the market prices and will be used to fund the existing subsidies on biodiesel (cf. recent subsidy increase in Related Measures), as palm oil producers have suffered from the low international market prices.
 
The regulation shall come into force on 1 July 2015. However, on 14 July 2015, media reports quoted government officials saying the levy had not yet been implemented. It was planned to be effectively applied starting 16 July 2015.
 
Due to the unavailability of data for 2014 in the UN Comtrade database, the list of affected trading partners is based on values for 2013.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
1207 Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
120710 Palm nuts and kernels
216 Vegetable oils
1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151110 Crude oil
151190 Other
1513 Coconut (copra), palm kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151311 Crude oil
151319 Other
151321 Crude oil
151329 Other
1516 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, interesterified, reesterified or elaidinised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared.
151620 Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions
219 Oil-cake; flours & meals of oil seeds; vegetable waxes; etc.
2306 Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of vegetable fats or oils, other than those of heading 23.04 or 23.05.
230650 Of coconut or copra
230660 Of palm nuts or kernels
230690 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
3823 Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining; industrial fatty alcohols.
382311 Stearic acid
382312 Oleic acid
382313 Tall oil fatty acids
382319 Other
382370 Industrial fatty alcohols

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