ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Dec 2015

On 23 December 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 117/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 easing the restrictions on imports of sugar. However, the provisions still include that "sugar imports shall be restricted" (art. 2(1) of the regulation; own translation) and they will only be allowed to ensure the availability and price stability of sugar on the Indonesian market (art. 4).

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Trade regulation 117/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/files/regulasi/2015/12/23/ketentuan-impor-gula-id-1451400850.pdf

Previous Ministry of Trade regulation 19/M-DAG/PER/5/2008 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
http://ews.kemendag.go.id/kebijakan/PolicyDetail.aspx?v_kebijakan=112

Newsarticle quoting the Trade Minister on a potential delay of the regulation (in Bahasa Indonesia)
http://www.antaranews.com/berita/536492/menteri-perdagangan-tunda-penyelesaian-lima-aturan-deregulasi


Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import quota

The regulation does not include any quota restrictions, thus eliminating the quota regime as lastly set in October 2015 (cf. Related Measures). In addition, the ban of sugar imports outside the milling season has been scrapped.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

The regulation no longer contains a specific sugar reference price below which imports are no longer allowed (cf. art. 7 of regulation 19/M-DAG/PER/5/2008).