ANNOUNCEMENT 18 May 2017

On 18 May 2017, the Indonesian Agriculture Ministry published regulation 15/PERMENTAN/HR.060/5/2017 on the import and export provisions for seeds.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Indonesian Agriculture Ministry regulation 15/PERMENTAN/HR.060/5/2017 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
http://perundangan.pertanian.go.id/admin/file/Permentan%20No%2015-2017-Pemasukan%20dan%20Pengeluaran%20Benih%20Hortikultura.pdf

Inception date: 18 May 2017 | Removal date: open ended

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

Article 6 of the Agriculture Ministry regulation 15/2017 introduces conditions under which seeds may be imported into Indonesia. Compared to the previous 2012 regulation (cf. Related state acts), this list has been extended. For instance, seeds may now be imported "for commercial purposes" (own translation; art.6b).

There were a number of other changes related to the import procedure; e.g. copies of different required documents when submitting for an import approval. In general, however, these changes should not have a significant impact on commercial trade.

Hence, on aggregate, this intervention represents a liberalisation and is therefore coded as green.

The regulation came into force on 18 May 2017.

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Inception date: 18 May 2017 | Removal date: open ended

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

The Agriculture Ministry regulation 15/2017 introduces export restrictions for seeds. The previous 2012 regulation (cf. Related state acts) contained only import and not export restrictions.

According to article 39 of the regulation, exports of seeds will only be authorised if:

  • "a. the demand for seeds within the Country has been satisfied;
  • b. the seed production is specifically intended for marketing purposes abroad;
  • c. to assure the sustainability of genetic resources;
  • d. for the purposes of competition/exhibition/promotion; and
  • e. not harm the national interest." (own translation)

The regulation came into force on 18 May 2017.

 
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