Changes to Provisions on Importing Certain Products

After revamping Indonesia’s general import rules[1] and deleting the Special Importer Identification Number (Nomor Pengenal Importir Khusus – “NPIK”) requirement for all imports,[2] the Minister of Trade continues efforts to further simplify import procedures. Most recently, changes were made to the provisions on importing certain products through the issuance of Minister of Trade Regulation No. 87/M-DAG/PER/10/2015 on Import Provisions for Specific Products (“2015 Regulation”).

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Indonesia to Reform Investment and Import Procedure

In implementing the economic policies package issued early last month, a number of actions have been taken by government institutions; of particular interest are those made by the Minister of Trade (“MOT”) and Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – “BKPM”).

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Special Importer Identification Number (NPIK) Deleted

After the rejuvenation of general import procedures, the government continues to focus on slashing away at import red tape. This time, it is the deletion of the Special Importer Identification Number (Nomor Pengenal Importir Khusus – “NPIK”) through the issuance of Minister of Trade Regulation No. 50/M-DAG/PER/7/2015 (“Regulation”) regarding the Revocation of Minister of Industry and Trade Decree No. 141/MPP/KEP/3/2002 regarding Special Importer Identification Number (NPIK) as Amended by Minister of Trade Regulation No. 07/M-DAG/PER/3/2008 (“NPIK Regulation”) on 9 July 2015.

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Indonesian Government Renews Import Provisions

Continuing the spirit of rejuvenating Indonesia’s trade legal framework after the enactment of Law No. 7 of 2014 regarding Trade (“Trade Law”), Minister of Trade Regulation No. 48/M-DAG/PER/7/2015 regarding General Provisions of Import (“New Regulation”) was recently issued, which will come into force on 1 January 2016, to replace the previous general import policies under Minister of Trade Regulation No. 54/M-DAG/PER/10/2009 regarding General Provisions of Import (“Previous Regulation”).

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