ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Dec 2015

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

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Apr 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 29 December 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade announced regulation 125/M-DAG/PER/2015 relaxing the import restrictions on salt.

With the new provisions in place, the reference price and time restrictions for the importation of salt (during harvest time) have been scrapped. Furthermore, the restriction requiring all national production to be used before allowing imports has also been erased.

The liberalisation has faced criticism from local politicians, particularly from the Deputy Governor of East Java who has said in the media that the province's salt mines are already facing problems with quality and yield (cf. Sources).

The regulation was supposed to come into force on 1 April 2016. However, on 8 April 2016, the Ministry issued regulation 23/M-DAG/PER/3/2016 postponing the implementation to 1 June 2016.

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

Price stabilisation

On 29 December 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade announced regulation 125/M-DAG/PER/2015 relaxing the import restrictions on salt.

With the new provisions in place, the reference price and time restrictions for the importation of salt (during harvest time) have been scrapped. Furthermore, the restriction requiring all national production to be used before allowing imports has also been erased.

The liberalisation has faced criticism from local politicians, particularly from the Deputy Governor of East Java who has said in the media that the province's salt mines are already facing problems with quality and yield (cf. Sources).

The regulation was supposed to come into force on 1 April 2016. However, on 8 April 2016, the Ministry issued regulation 23/M-DAG/PER/3/2016 postponing the implementation to 1 June 2016.