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: No inception date

Import licensing requirement

 On 30 July 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade announced regulation 53/M-DAG/PER/7/2015 introducing new import restrictions for textiles produced using the batik-technique.
 
With the new provisions, all importers of the good must apply for a special permit ("TPT Batik" and "TPT Motif Batik"). The regulation also restricts the points of entry to just three sea ports and one airport (art. 13 of the regulation).
 
Furthermore, batik imports will require a report from an independent surveyor on the origin of the batik.
 
According to a press release by the Ministry, the regulation was necessary given "the recent invasion of batik imports" so that "batik becomes the host/master in its own country" (own translation).
 
The regulation shall come into effect 90 days after its announcement, i.e. on 25 October 2015.
 
Due to the unavailability of trade volumes for 2014, the list of affected trading partners has been based on 2013 data. Furthermore, given the specificity of the products at hand, the partners were assessed using 6-digit level tariff lines specified in the annex of the regulation.
 
Update
On 15 October 2015, the Indonesian Trade Ministry issued regulation 86/M-DAG/PER/10/2015 cancelling the introduction of the batik import permit before the import restriction came into force. Hence, the measure at hand is classified as not implemented and does not include an inception date.
The rewinding of the initial regulation is part of a stimulus package introduced by the Indonesian president in September 2015 (cf. Related Measure).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

265 Woven fabrics of natural non-cotton fibres
5309 Woven fabrics of flax.
530911 Unbleached or bleached
530919 Other
530929 Other
267 Woven fabrics of man-made filaments & staple fibres
5408 Woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.05.
540810 Woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of viscose rayon
540821 Unbleached or bleached
540824 Printed
540833 Of yarns of different colours
540834 Printed
271 Made-up textile articles
6301 Blankets and travelling rugs.
630140 Blankets (other than electric blankets) and travelling rugs, of synthetic fibres
6302 Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.
630221 Of cotton
630222 Of manmade fibres
630231 Of cotton
630260 Toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry towelling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6203 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620342 Of cotton
620343 Of synthetic fibres
6204 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620442 Of cotton
620443 Of synthetic fibres
620453 Of synthetic fibres
620462 Of cotton
620463 Of synthetic fibres
6205 Men's or boys' shirts.
620520 Of cotton
6206 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses.
620630 Of cotton
620640 Of manmade fibres
6214 Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like.
621430 Of synthetic fibres

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