ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
Import-related non-tariff measure, nes
The regulation 51/2015 introduces a licensing requirement for seaports that would like to operate international freight. Apart from needing to obtain an approval from the Director General for Sea Transportation at the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation (art. 110(3)), they will need to fulfil a long list of requirements.
These requirements are of administrative (e.g. recommendations from the governor/mayor, the safety commissioner of the port, "other relevant instances including institutions responsible for customs, immigration and quarantine, health, industrialisation and trade matters" (art.110(4)a3; own translation)) and economic ("supporting certain industries", "has a financially viable volume of exports/imports" (art.110(4)b; own translation) nature.
Therefore, the regulation is likely to negatively impact the inflow of goods through Indonesian ports. It has therefore been classified as an import-related non-tariff barrier. It came into force on 24 February 2015.
Update on 7 December 2016
The economic requirement was extended by the amendment 146/2016 on 7 December 2016 (cf. Sources) to include also a "flow of goods of minimum 10,000 tonnes per year" (art. 110(4)b2; own translation).
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