ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Dec 2020

In December 2020, Indonesia banned the import of used lithium batteries except for the use in the electric vehicle industry.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

The Indonesia Minister of Trade Regulation No.100/2020 (in Bahasa Indonesia): http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/peraturan/download/2073/2

Inception date: 30 Dec 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Import ban

On 23 December 2020, Indonesia issued the Ministry of Trade Regulation No.100/2020 to ban the import of used lithium batteries except for the use in the electric vehicle industry. Prior to this regulation, there was no import ban on used lithium batteries. The exception of import duty was to support the development of the battery-used electric vehicle industry in Indonesia. Electric vehicle companies who wanted to import used lithium batteries should have an API-P (producer import license) license. API-P is given to manufacturing companies who conduct import activities for raw materials or manufacture support goods to be used in the manufacturing process in Indonesia.

The regulation came into force on 30 December 2020. 

 

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