ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Nov 2013

In November 2013, the government of Indonesia announced a change in import formalities.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



English translation of regulation 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2013 by the European Business Chamber of Commerce Indonesia: http://www.nbfindo.org/sites/default/files/posts/files/Minister%20of%20Trade%20Regulation%20No.%2067-2013%20on%20Obligation%20to%20Affix%20Bahasa%20Indonesia%20Label%20on%20Goods.pdf

English translation of regulation 10/M-DAG/PER/1/2014 by the European Business Chamber of Commerce Indonesia: http://www.nbfindo.org/sites/default/files/posts/files/Minister%20of%20Trade%20Regulation%20No.%2010-2014%20on%20Amendment%20to%20MOT%20Regulation%20No.%2067-2013%20on%20Obligation%20to%20Affix%20Bahasa%20Indonesia%20Label%20on%20Goods.pdf

Ministry of Trade regulation 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2013 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/files/regulasi/2013/11/26/kewajiban-pencantuman-label-dalam-bahasa-indonesia-pada-barang-id-1397558578.pdf

Ministry of Trade regulation 10/M-DAG/PER/1/2014 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/files/regulasi/2014/01/30/perubahan-atas-peraturan-menteri-tentang-kewajiban-pencantuman-label-dalam-bahasa-indonesia-pada-barang-id-1395855493.pdf

Article by NBF Indonesia on the new labeling regulations: http://www.nbfindo.org/groups/doing-business-indonesia/labeling-obligation-regulation-minister-trade-regulation-no-672013

Baker & McKenzie report on the labelling requirements:
http://www.bakermckenzie.com/files/Publication/5d20ccec-0c40-4a78-b680-519cdf9cbbb6/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/5c1bbe36-5695-411a-af7e-76f397cbf364/al_jakarta_newlabelingrequirement_oct14.pdf

Inception date: 25 Jun 2014 | Removal date: 30 Sep 2015
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 26 November 2013, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade introduced a new regulation 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2013 requiring more imported goods to be labelled in Bahasa Indonesia.
 
The new regulation, which came into force on 25 June 2014, affects a very large number of goods imported into the country (cf. full list in the appendix of the regulation). The listed tariff lines include all products mentioned in the appendix except for those that had almost identical restrictions implemented already since 1 September 2010 (cf. Related state acts). De facto, this regulation introduces new labelling requirement for 249 products classified at the 6-digit HS code level.

Furthermore, the products will not require labelling in the Indonesian language, if the products are:

  • 'bulk goods sold and packaged directly before the Consumer; or
  • Goods imported as: Raw Material (...), Temporary Import Goods, Re-Import Goods; Goods for research and scientific development;' (art. 14 of 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2013) amongst other exemptions.

 
According to article 3 of the regulation, the labels must be placed 'upon entering the 'Indonesian' Customs Area'. 
 
The regulation was updated on 30 January 2014 through regulation 10/M-DAG/PER/2014 to include further labelling restrictions for tablet computers (cf. Related state acts).
This regulation was revoked by regulation 73/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 on 1 October 2015 (cf. Related state acts) and is thus no longer classified as implemented.

Inception date: 25 Jun 2014 | Removal date: 30 Sep 2015
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 26 November 2013, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade introduced a new regulation 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2013 requiring more imported goods to be labelled in Bahasa Indonesia. The new regulation, which came into force on 25 June 2014, affects a very large number of goods imported into the country (cf. full list in the appendix of the regulation). Compared to the previous list from 1 September 2010 (cf. Related state acts), 19 products at the 6-digit HS code level have been removed. Hence, this intervention is classified as green.

This regulation was revoked by regulation 73/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 on 1 October 2015 (cf. Related state acts) and is thus no longer classified as implemented.