In March 2009, the government of Indonesia announced an altered export prohibition.



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Measure listed as verified, see Annex I, WTO monitoring report 26 March 2009.
Additional sources: HPRP Newsletter
Regulation 27/M-DAG/PER/6/2010 revoking the restrictions;

English Translation of the official Regulation 10/M-DAG/PER/3/2009:

Original regulation 10/M-DAG/PER/3/2009 (in Bahasa Indonesia)

Inception date: 01 Apr 2009 | Removal date: 31 Aug 2010

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 On 5 March 2009, the Government of Indonesia imposed a regulation concerning the use of domestically issued letters of credit. The following three categories of goods are covered by this regulation: (i) Crude Palm Oil (CPO), (ii) Mined Goods (included are steel ores, coal, nickel, copper, aluminum); and (iii) Cocoa, Coffee, and Rubber. If the export value of such goods exceeds US$ 1,000,000, payment must be made by opening a Letter of Credit in a Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank. If the value of such exports is lower than US$ 1,000,000, another method of payment may be employed, with the proviso that a Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank be used. Such export proceeds, either for the payment by using a Letter of Credit or any other method, must be channeled through or received by a Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank (a foreign exchange bank operating under and in compliance with the prevailing laws and regulations of the Republic of Indonesia).
This regulation was revoked by regulation 27/M-DAG/PER/6/2010 on 24 June 2010.