The Government of Indonesia recently issued two corresponding ministerial regulations which regulate the importation of horticultural products.
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Regulation on Importation of Horticulture Product to Indonesia
Jonn Slette/Fahwani Rangkuti/Ibnu Wiyono
The Government of Indonesia recently issued two corresponding ministerial regulations which regulate
the importation of horticultural products. While the two regulations were separately issued by the
Ministries of Agriculture (MOA) and Trade (MOT) respectively, they are both numbered 60/2012.
Ministry of Agriculture Regulation No. 60/2012 (MOA Reg. 60) was issued on September 24, 2012 and
Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 60/2012 (MOT Reg. 60) on September 21, 2012. All horticultural
products shipped after September 28, 2012 must comply with these two regulations. Both MOA Reg.
60 and MOT Reg. 60 regulate the importation of horticulture products into Indonesia. RIPH
applications and any required attachments for fresh horticultural products must be written in Bahasa
Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) Regulation No. 60/2012
MOA Regulation No. 60 requires Indonesian importers to apply for and receive an Import
Recommendation of Horticulture Products (RIPH) as a prerequisite for applying for an Import Permit
Letter (SPI) from the MOT. An SPI is required before horticulture products can be imported into
Indonesian. One RIPH application is valid for one HS code, one country of origin, one port of entry, and
MOA Reg. 60 also identified three categories of horticulture products, to include: 1. fresh, 2. processed,
and 3. raw materials for manufacturers. Importers of processed horticulture products (to include items
such as jams, fruit juices, and french fries) must also obtain an import approval letter from National
Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM) before they can apply for an RIPH. Food processors and
manufacturers must receive a technical recommendation from Ministry of Industry as a prerequisite to
obtaining an RIPH.
Additionally, MOA Reg. 60 requires that any horticulture imports will be subjected to the following
a. Producer registration;
b. Packing house registration;
c. Implementation of Good Agriculture Practices and/or food safety;
d. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Certificate or a letter to show the ability to give Sanitary and
Phythosanitary Certificate from country of origin;
e. Time of harvest; and
f. Warehouse storage time;
FAS Jakarta’s unofficial translation of MOA Reg. 60 can be found at this link.
Ministry of Trade (MOT) Regulation No. 60/2012
MOT Reg. 60 requires importers to satisfy a number of criteria in order to apply for an import permit
(SPI) from Ministry of Trade.
Indonesian importers must have become recognized by the MOT as a Registered Importer (IT) and/or a
Producer Importer (IP). MOT Reg. 60 requires that IT Importers must own adequate cold storage
facilities in order to properly store the horticultural products. As mentioned above, all importers must
receive an RIPH issued by the MOA and present the RIPH to MOT officials in order to apply for an
Also, MOT Reg. 60 requires that horticulture products shipped to Indonesia must be verified by
Indonesian surveyors and/or their authorized agents in the country of origin. The verification is not a
food safety and/or quarantine inspection, but rather a way for the MOT to oversee the completeness and
correctness of import documents, product accountability, and the physical condition of the products.
Finally, the products must have Bahasa Indonesia labels attached to the packaging, and the labels must
be attached prior to entering the Indonesian customs zone.
FAS Jakarta’s unofficial translations of MOT Reg. 60 can be found at the following links:
MOT Regulation No. 60/2012 and its Appendix
Please also see the verification procedure