ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Apr 2013In April 2013, the government of Indonesia announced an altered import quota.
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Regulation 19/M-DAG/PER/4/2013 (in Bahasa Indonesia):
On 29 April 2013, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 19/M-DAG/PER/4/2013 on the allocation type and amount of sales of alcoholic beverages subject to import duties.
The quantity subject to the duty was set to 553'000 cartons or 4.977 million litres of alcoholic beverages (art. 3). This represents a lowered quota in comparison to the previous year, where a total of 630'000 cartons or 5.67 million litres of alcoholic beverages were allowed.
The regulation came into force on 1 April 2013 and was implemented until 31 March 2014.
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).