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Indonesia Customs Update Pemendag 18, 19, 20 - Updated Prohibited Imports and Exports and Additional Limits to Fashion-related B2C Imports

Benedict Leong

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The Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia (Menteri Perdagangan Republik Indonesia) has released new import and export regulations which will take effect from 1st January 2022. 

This article contains information from the following sources:

These new regulations include:

  1. Updates to the list of items prohibited for export
  2. Updates to the list of items prohibited for import
  3. B2C import updates – clothing and fashion accessories are reduced from 10 pieces per parcel per consignee per parcel to 5 pieces per parcel per consignee

1. Updates to the list of items prohibited for export from Indonesia

Pemendag No 18 2021 Lampiran 1 updated prohibited exports

Multiple HS Codes from the following categories have been prohibited for export from Indonesia (Article 2, Pemendag No 18 Tahun 2021):

  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Subsidized Fertilizer
  • Mining – see source for HS Code exceptions, these exceptions will be prohibited starting 11th June 2023
  • Scrap Metal

Please note that these may not be blanket prohibitions. Please refer to the full list of HS codes in Pemendag No 18 Tahun 2021 http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/peraturan/detail/2165/2

 

Checking Non-Prohibited Items

Pemendag No 19 Tahun 2021 contains the list of non-prohibited items for export which can be found here http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/peraturan/detail/2166/2

You can also check if your product category is eligible for export by entering its HS Code here https://insw.go.id/intr. Please note that the HS Code you key in must contain only numbers, e.g. no hyphens, fullstops, or spaces to separate the numbers.

2. Updates to the list of items prohibited for import into Indonesia

Pemendag No 18 2021 Lampiran 2 updated prohibited imports

The government of Indonesia is instating additional protections for imports into Indonesia, particularly for strategic commodities related to corruption prevention.

The following categories contain HS codes prohibited from being imported into Indonesia:

  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Ozone depleting substances
  • Secondhand, used products (including plastic bags, woven, gunny sacks, used clothes)
  • Cooling systems that use CFC and HCFC-22 either empty or filled
  • Certain drugs and food ingredients (e.g. acyclic amides, aromatic monoamines and their derivatives)
  • Hazardous and Toxic Materials (B3)
  • Hazardous and Toxic Waste (B3 and Non B3)
  • Certain hand tools (mostly finished goods related to gardening and farming)
  • Certain medical tools which contain mercury

For the full list of HS codes and details check out Lampiran 2 of: http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/peraturan/detail/2165/2

 

Checking Non-Prohibited Items

For non-prohibited items, there are commercial and non-commercial purposes categories. Please check Pemendag 20 http://jdih.kemendag.go.id/peraturan/detail/2169/2 for more details.

You can also check your product category’s eligibility for import by entering its HS Code here https://insw.go.id/intr/detail-komoditas. Please note that the HS Code you key in must contain only numbers, e.g. no hyphens, fullstops, or spaces to separate the numbers.

3. B2C import updates – clothing and fashion accessories are reduced from 10 pieces per parcel per consignee to 5 pieces

Regulations for personal shipments, also known as shipments to consignees as individuals, have not changed much save for the maximum quantity of clothing and fashion accessories allowed per consignee per parcel being reduced from 10 pieces to 5 pieces. Please also note that this is in addition to the Import Duty Safeguard (BMTP) duties applied on fashion imports as highlighted in our BMTP Indonesia customs clearance update.

B2C or personal imports still use Indonesia’s current de minimis threshold of USD 3 to USD 1,500 along with the other maximum quantity for imports as shown in the table below. Taxes and duties are the same per HS code and will follow INSW guidelines.

2022 Updates to Indonesia's B2C Parcel Import Arrangements - Max quantity per parcel and max fob value

We’ll continue working to keep you up-to-date on the latest updates related to Indonesia’s customs clearance as well as customs regulations updates across Southeast Asia’s key markets.

To find out more about how you can handle your next international delivery’s customs clearance in Southeast Asia and beyond, contact us via the link below or reach out to your current Janio representative.

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