ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Jan 2018

On 10 January 2018, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade announced regulation 12/2018 simplifying the importing procedure for certain products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Ministry of Trade regulation 12/2018 (in Bahasa Indonesia) 
http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/backendx/image/regulasi/30170124_PERMENDAG_NOMOR_12_TAHUN_2018.PDF

Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs press release (in Bahasa Indonesia) 
https://ekon.go.id/press/view/siaran-pers-pemerintah.3810.html 

Secondary Source (in English) 
http://jakartaglobe.id/business/govt-cut-red-line-imports-half-improve-port-dwelling-time/

Inception date: 01 Feb 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

The regulation 12/2018 by the Ministry of Trade amends the import regulations on numerous products. With this amendment, the importing process should be sped up, as the products will no longer an inspection and clearance at the border and will be replaced with a "self declaration" by the importer (art.9A(3) of the regulation), which will be checked only after the goods have entered Indonesia.

The move is part of the government's effort (cf. press release from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs) to reduce the dwelling times at ports, which are the highest in Southeast Asia.