ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Nov 2016
On 9 November 2016, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade published regulation 77/M-DAG/PER/11/2016 on the importation of tires. According to its preamble, the regulation is meant to push the local tire industry and raise national competitiveness.
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Indonesian Ministry of Trade regulation 77/M-DAG/PER/11/2016 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
The regulation introduces new import licenses for tires. Importers utilizing the tires in the production process will require a 1-year API-P license and will not be allowed to sell them directly to consumers. In other cases, importers will require a 6-months API-U license. Despite the different lengths of the licenses, the importation itself has to occur within a 30 day period.
In order to obtain either of the licenses, importers will also need to provide detailed information inter alia on the planned usage/sale, ports of origin, and ports of entry. They will also require an approval from the Director General for Chemistry and Textiles at the Ministry of Industry.
The regulation also introduces a technical verification requirement at the port of loading before the tires enter Indonesia. The verification shall be conducted by a "Surveyor" (art. 11(2) of the regulation), meaning a specialist company selected by the Trade Ministry which has to have:
Furthermore, during the verification, the surveyor shall check at least the following points: