ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Aug 2017
On 31 August 2017, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 63/M-DAG/PER/3/2017 amending previous regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2016 (see related state acts) and updating its import provisions for steel and iron products.
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Ministry of Trade regulation 63/M-DAG/PER/3/2017 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Amendment regulation 71/M-DAG/PER/9/2017 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs press release (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Secondary Source (in English)
Compared to previous regulation 82/2016, regulation 63/2017 by the Ministry of Trade removes 25 6-digit HS codes from the list of steel and iron products requiring an import license (API-U or API-P) and an import approval from the Ministry of Trade.
The regulation came into force on 31 August 2017.
Regulation 63/2017 also simplifies the import of the steel and iron products that are still restricted and require an import license as well as an import approval from the Ministry of Trade. According to article 12A(1), the importing process should be sped up, as the products will no longer an inspection and clearance at the border.
The regulation came into force on 31 August 2017. However, the provision stated above was postponed by amendment 71/M-DAG/PER/9/2017 until 1 February 2018.
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.