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Import-related non-tariff measure, nes
On 11 April 2014, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 20/M-DAG/PER/3/2014 concerning 'Controlling and Monitoring of Alcoholic Beverages' Supply, Distribution and Sale' based on the Presidential Regulation 74/2013.
The law stipulates three categories of alcoholic beverages depending on their alcoholic content: 0-5%, 5-21% and 21-55% (cf. Appendix of regulation 20/M-DAG/PER/3/2014 for more details).
Article 11 constitutes further trade barriers, as imports have to be conducted either through the ports of Medan, Tanjung Priok, Semarang, Surabaya, Manado, Makassar or any international airport (art. 11(1)).
The provisions came into force on the day of issuance.
On 16 January 2015, the Ministry issued a second amendment 06/M-DAG/PER/1/2015, restricting the sale of beverages in the category A to supermarkets and hypermarkets (art. 14) - except for hotels, restaurants, and liquor stores. Previously, this was also allowed in minimarkets and "other retail stores".
On 11 May 2016, the initial regulation was adjusted for a third time with amendment 32/M-DAG/PER/5/2016. The amendment slightly simplified the process of reporting changes in the name or brand of the alcoholic beverage.
On 28 March 2018, the fourth amendment 47/2018 was announced by the Ministry (see Related State Acts). It scrapped the import allocation regime.
On 27 March 2019, the fifth amendment 25/2019 redefined the affected alcohol products listed in annex I. However, it did not change the concrete HS codes listed in annex II.
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