ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Mar 2012In March 2012, the government of Indonesia announced an altered import quota.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Regulation 17/M-DAG/PER/3/2012 (in Bahasa Indonesia):
On 30 March 2012, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 17/M-DAG/PER/3/2012 on the allocation type and amount of sales of alcoholic beverages subject to import duties.
The quantity subject to the duty was divided into two separate 6-months section. In each section, 315'000 cartons or 2.835 million litres of alcoholic beverages can be imported subject to import duties. The total amount for the 12 months represents a slight increase from the previous 600'000 cartons or 5.4 million litres of alcoholic beverages.
The regulation came into force on 1 April 2012 and was implemented until 31 March 2013. It was then replaced by regulation 19/M-DAG/PER/4/2013 (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).