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

Import ban

 On 22 July 2015, in a bid to achieve self-sufficiency, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture stopped issuing licenses for corn imports. The import ban shall also hold for those companies which at the time already possessed an import license.
Hence, in the future only the state procurement agency Bulog will be able to import corn. The entity usually conducts imports when the government decides there is a food shortage in the market.
 
Update
On 16 December 2015, the head of the procurement agency announced Bulog will import 600'000 tonnes of corn in the first quarter of 2016.
 
Update 2
On 24 March 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade published regulation 20/M-DAG/3/2016 on the importation of corn. The regulation does allow imports of corn but only within prescribed months and as long as the domestic demand is not fulfilled by local production.
Furthermore, article 4 of the regulation stipulates that the imports of corn for fodder may only be conducted by Bulog. Hence, the initial discrimination is not fully repealed and the measure continues to be classified as active.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1005 Maize (corn).
100590 Other

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