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: 24 Feb 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

The Ministry of Transportation regulation number 51 introduces a licensing requirement for seaports operating 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)), these ports 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 2015 regulation is likely to negatively impact the outflow of goods from Indonesian ports. It has therefore been classified as an export-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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