Trade Compliance in Indonesia

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International Conventions
Member of World Trade Organisation
Party to the Kyoto Protocol
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Party of the International Coffee Agreement 2001
Main International Economic Cooperation
The country is a member of the APEC, ASEAN, AFTA and the ASEAN - China Free Trade Area.
The country have signed a trade agreement with 21 other countries in the São Paulo Round of the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
Party of the ATA Convention on Temporary Admissions and Use of the Carnets

As a Reminder, the ATA is a System Allowing the Free Movement of Goods Across Frontiers and Their Temporary Admission Into a Customs Territory With Relief From Duties and Taxes. The Goods Are Covered By a Single Document Known as the ATA Carnet That is Secured By an International Guarantee System.
Look Up the Other Member Countries And Read the Web Pages of the World Customs Organization Devoted to the ATA Carnet.
Party of the TIR Convention

As a Reminder, the TIR Convention and its Transit Regime Contribute to the Facilitation of International Transport, Especially International Road Transport, Not Only in Europe and the Middle East, But Also in Other Parts of the World, Such as Africa and Latin America.
The UNCTAD Website Allows You to Read the TIR Convention, See the List of Member Countries And to Find Further Information.
Accompanying Documents For Imports
Goods dispatched to Indonesia must be accompanied by the following documents:

> the single administrative document (SAD)

> the commercial invoice
It must be drawn up in triplicate, in English
- the FOB price

> a phytosanitary certificate
it is necessary for fruit, vegetables, seeds and other plants and is issued by the regional department for the protection of plants.

> a health certificate and a certificate of non radioactive contamination
They are necessary for meats and are issued by the departmental direction of veterinary services

> an attestation of non-contamination by dioxine
Required for ovine meat

> form EUR 1
To benefit from the preferential tariff applicable to imports from the European Union

> slaughtering certificate
According to the Islamic rite for meat, it is issued by the Paris Mosque.

> certificate of free sale for cosmetics
Drawn up by the Federation of Perfume Industries

> transport documents and packing list

Free Zones
In 2006 the government launched a plan to develop seven special economic areas, or "islands of excellence", situated in strategic areas where infrastructures, industries and inputs (especially a qualified workforce) are available. The first three special economic areas are located in the islands of Batam (south of Singapore), Bintan and Karimun.
For Further Information
General Customs Office
Ministry of Commerce
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Non Tariff Barriers
It is strictly prohibited to import certain products: books, magazines, brochures and newspapers written in Chinese, in Indonesian or in a local language (except for scientific reasons) as well as cassettes, video cassettes and films for personal use.
Import licenses are required for medicines, psychotropic substances, explosives, arms, fireworks, films and videos, telecommunications equipment, color photocopiers, unregistered foods and drinks, some pesticides (DDT, EDB, Pentachlorophenols). These licenses are issued after consultation with the competent Ministry (Agriculture, Health, Commerce and Industry).
Sectors or Products For Which Commercial Disagreements Have Been Registered With the WTO
In the affair in which it was opposed to Korea, Indonesia requested the setting up of a special group to examine Korea's imposing definitive antidumping duties on imports of photocopying paper ("business information paper") and woodless non-art printing paper, coming from Indonesia.


Indonesia was one of a number of plaintiffs in the dispute against the United States concerning the Law of 2000 on compensation for the continuation of dumping and the maintaining of the subsidy (CDSOA, more well known as the Byrd Amendment). In addition, in 2004, the United States applied antidumping measures against Indonesian
polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET) for manufacturing bottles, and certain canned mushrooms.

Indonesia and Japan reached a mutually satisfying solution in the dispute concerning the Customs classification of Indonesian tariff lines for "other digital cameras", Indonesia having accepted to eliminate progressively Customs duties on the products in question between January 2007 and January 2009.

Assessment of Commercial Policy
Trade policy of Indonesia, as seen by WTO.
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the United States
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the EU
Sanitary and phytosanitary barriers, inventoried by the EU
Find more on about Trade Policy in Indonesia.

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