ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Nov 2011In November 2011, the government of Indonesia announced an alteration to its export prohibitions.
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On 3 November 2011, Indonesia has announced a ban on consumption salt imports for 2012 as national production (expected to be 1.4M tonnes) exceeds the national demand of 1.2M tonnes. Importers who will not obey the ban will have their import licences revoked.
On 11 September 2012, Indonesia (according to ruling No. 58/M-DAG/PER/9/2012 of the Minister of Trade) lifted the ban as unexpected rains during the salt harvesting season have lead to radically reduced national salt output.