ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Sep 2015

In September 2015, the government of Indonesia announced a change in import formalities.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Oct 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

 On 28 September 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 73/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 revoking previous labelling regulation 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2014 (as last amended by 10/M-DAG/PER/1/2014; cf. Related state acts) and introducing softer labelling requirements for certain imported goods. With the latest changes, the labels in Bahasa Indonesia may also be stamped, included or inserted in the good and/or package (art. 4 of regulation 73/M-DAG/PER/9/2015). Previously, the label had to be embossed, printed or glued onto the product.
Importers will also no longer need to obtain a separate license for the labelling ("Surat Keterangan Pencantuman Label Dalam Bahasa Indonesia"-own translation: Certificate of Labelling in Bahasa Indonesia). Instead, the labels will simply be required to fulfil the Indonesian national standards (art. 6(2)).
 The regulation came into force on 1 October 2015 and was part of the first reform package announced by the Indonesian president on 9 September 2015 (cf. Related state acts). The list of affected tariff lines can be found in the appendix of the regulation.

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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(+ 221 more)
Inception date: 01 Oct 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

Compared to the previous list of products requiring mandatory labelling (cf. related state acts), 7 products at the 6-digit HS code level were added. Hence, this intervention is classified as trade-distorting.