ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Jun 2012In June 2012, the government of Indonesia announced a change in trade-relevant health safety standards.
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Govt tightens grip on horticulture imports:
Official Regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture regarding the Recommendation Needed for Imports of Certain Horticultural Products:
The Trade Minister has issued a new regulation on horticulture imports.
Under this new rule, horticulture producers and importers would have to obtain a specific permit to import horticulture produce from the Trade Ministry only after securing approvals from the Agriculture Ministry.
The stricter arrangement for horticulture imports was aimed to guarantee the safety of imported horticulture products for local consumers.
The new Trade Ministry regulation requires importers to package and label imported horticulture products in Indonesian language.
The implementation of the regulation has been delayed until June 19, 2012 to give local and overseas stakeholders more time to prepare.
All importation activities would be verified by the Indonesian authorities with points of verification to include countries of origin, shipment ports, post tariffs, kinds and volumes, dates of shipment and health certificates.
On June 15, 2012, the implementation of the measure had been postponed to September 28, 2012.