ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Nov 2008In November 2008, the government of Indonesia announced a change in import formalities.
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Measure listed as verified, see Annex I, WTO monitoring report 26 March 2009.
The Ministry of Health has issued Decree No. 1010/08 regulating the registration and import of pharmaceutical products. The Decree establishes a separation between manufacturers and wholesalers to protect consumer health and the safety of pharmaceutical products. With regard to imports, initial registration must now be made through an Indonesian manufacturer. Once the registration process is completed a foreign company may directly sell to the wholesalers concerned.