In March 2012, the government of Indonesia announced a change in import formalities.



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Inception date: 15 Mar 2012 | Removal date: 14 Jun 2012

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

Ministry of Agriculture Regulations 88, 89, and 90/2011, as well as 03/2012 restrict the entry and exit points of agriculture products, implement testing at the border for fruits, vegetables and cereals, and requires pre-approval of imports from the Ministry of Agriculture. Most notably, it closes Jakarta port Tanjung Priok for horticultural imports redirecting imports to the nearest port in Surabaya.
The regulations close 4 out of 8 current gateways. The permitted gateways are:

  • Belawan seaport in Medan
  • Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta
  • Tanjung Perak seaport in Sura-baya
  • Soekarno-Hatta seaport in Makassar

The Government officials claim these limitations are imposed to control the spread of pests.
These regulations have been replaced by provisions 15, 42 and 43/2012 and are hence listed as no longer implemented.