ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Sep 2012

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

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

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  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 21 Sep 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 21 September 2012, Indonesia introduced a law that regulates the Importer Identification Numbers (APIs). According to article 4 of the regulation, importing multiple goods under one API is only possible if these goods all fall under the same section in the goods classification system.
This means a firm that previously imported different compenents for cars that do not fall under the same section, like seats and windows, will need to apply for another API or need to channel the imports through another firm.
These provisions were part of an amendment to regulation 27/2012 by the Trade Ministry (cf. Related Measures).
 
Update:
On 28 September 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 70/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 relaxing the import restrictions for trading importers. Holders of the API-U license (i.e. imports used for trading) will now be allowed to import in more than one section in the goods classification system using one API.
The regulation came into force on 1 January 2016.
However, as only part of the restriction is revoked, the measure remains classified as implemented.

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