ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Feb 2009In February 2009, the government of Indonesia announced a change in import formalities.
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The translated regulation of the minister of trade of the Republic of Indonesia (No.08/M-DAG/PER/2009) can be found here: http://www.iesingapore.gov.sg/wps/wcm/connect/74ccd8004d8ece869374fbb1960f2831/Annex1-NO_08-M-DAG-PER-2009.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
The list of affected products can be found here: http://www.iesingapore.gov.sg/wps/wcm/connect/d771cf804d8ed050937cfbb1960f2831/Annex2-List_of_affected_products.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
The communication of the delegation of Indonesia to the WTO can be found here: http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=4&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wtocenter.org.tw%2FSmartKMS%2Ffileviewer%3Fid%3D101944&ei=H_RJSsPTMdW1sgbupMXTDA&usg=AFQjCNHtOcgJGn_d0cX-kWNa68DpylhxKg&sig2=EnxUd31240ItnohEDxP2qw
Regulation 113/M-DAG/PER/12/2012 (in Bahasa Indonesia):
The "Provisions on Iron and Steel Importation" (Decree of the Minister of Trade No 08/M-DAG/PER/2/2009), announced on 18 February 2009, which expires on 31 December 2010, introduces new procedures for the import of iron and steel as follows:
The regulation applies to 202 domestically produced steel products including Hot Rolled Coil (HRC), Hot Rolled Plate (HRP), Layered Sheet Iron, Welding Pipes, Wire Rods, and Coated-Steel Products. Some items excluded from the verification and import technical tracking regulation are:
Update 13 September 2012:
The revised Decree 21/2009 eliminates the requirement to submit a Goods Import Plan in the application by an importer-producer (IP) or an importer (IL) for importation of iron and steel products. Furthermore it enlisted the industries excluded from the scope of the Decree:
Decrees 8/2009 and 21/2009 were extended for two more years by Decree 54/2010 until 31 December 2012.
On 1 March 2012, the Minister of Trade prolonged the regulation until 31 December 2015 (see regulation No. 08/M-DAG/PER/2/2012).
Update 2 - 23 December 2015:
On 23 December 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 113/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 further prologning the initial provisions until 31 December 2016.