ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Mar 2011In March 2011, the government of Indonesia announced an altered import quota.
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Regulation 06/M-DAG/PER/3/2011 (in Bahasa Indonesia):
On 21 March 2011, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 06/M-DAG/PER/3/2011 on the allocation type and amount of sales of alcoholic beverages subject to import duties.
The quantity subject to the duty was set to 600'00 cartons (previously 390'000 cartons) or 5.4 million litres (previously 3.537 million litres) of alcoholic beverages (art. 3).
The regulation came into force on 1 April 2011 and was implemented until 31 March 2012. It was then replaced by regulation 17/M-DAG/PER/3/2012 (cf. Related Measures).
The allocation system is based on regulation 43/M-DAG/PER/9/2009, which came into force on 1 January 2010 and requires the Ministry of Trade to set amounts of sales of alcoholic beverages subject to import duties (cf. Sources). Whenever the given quota is reached, only a designated state-owned enterprise can conduct further imports (which are not subject to import duties).