ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Dec 2011
In December 2011, the government of Indonesia announced a change in import formalities.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Regulation 48/M-DAG/PER/12/2011 (in Bahasa Indonesia):
Regulation 14/M-IND/PER/2/2012 (in English):
Original source (foreign language)
Secondary source (foreign language)
The Minister of Trade Regulation 48/2011, dated 29 Dec 2011, on the imports of used capital goods allows the imports of 306 used capital goods (but not scrap), classified under HS 73 (articles of iron and steel), 84 and 85 (machinery and electrical equipment), 87, 88 and 89 (transportation), and 90 (health device/equipment). Used capital goods can only be imported by a direct user or reconditioning, remanufacturing, and health equipment supplier companies. Every importation of the specified goods must obtain an approval from the MoT. The approved goods to be imported are subject to a technical inspection by a surveyor in the country of origin.
As of early 2012, businesses wishing to import used capital goods need to obtain a recommendation from the Ministry of Industry before they may import used capital goods (Ministerial Regulation 14/2012).exporting country.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Trade can refuse an import allowance without stating its reasons explicitly. Finally, the new law prohibits the import of used goods older than 20 years (for goods of HS code 84**-85**).
This Regulation came into effect on February 13, 2012, and will lapse on December 31, 2013.
Update from 2 February 2015: Extension of the import regulations
On 17 December 2013, Indonesia extended the period for the additional import requirements for used machinery and equipment by regulation 75/M-DAG/PER/12/2013.
The extension measure entered into force on 1 January 2014 and shall expire on 31 December 2015. This regulation was replaced by 127/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 (cf. Related Measures) and is hence no longer active.