09 Feb 2016
NEW MINISTER OF TRADE REGULATION ON IMPORTATION OF COMPLEMENTARY GOODS AND GOODS FOR MARKET TEST AND AFTER SALES SERVICE PURPOSES
The Minister of Trade has issued a regulation which restores the permission for holders of the Producer Importer Identification Number (“API-P”) to import what is referred to as “Manufactured Goods” (barang manufaktur), comprising the so-called (i) complementary goods. (ii) market test goods, and (iii) after sales services goods. Upon their importation, the Manufactured Goods may be traded or transferred to other parties.
The above mentioned regulation is Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 118/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 concerning Provisions for the Importation of Complementary Goods and Goods for Market Test and for After Sales Services Purposes (“Reg. 118/2015”). It was issued on 23 December and became effective on 1 January 2016.
The (now restored) importation permission was previously provided under Regulation of Minister of Trade No. 27/M-DAG/PER/5/2012 regarding Provisions on Importer Identification Number as amended severally and lastly by Regulation No. 84/M-DAG/PER/12/2012 (“Reg. 27/2012”), which was revoked by Government Regulation No. 70/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 concerning Provisions on Importer Identification Number (“Reg. 70/2015”).
I. Requirements for Importation
Prior to the importation of the Manufactured Goods, the API-P holder is required to obtain the following:
Under Reg. 118/2015, the license for the importation of complementary products, market test products and after sales services products is known as Import Approval (Persetujuan Impor). The application for the Import Approval is to be submitted online through http://inatrade.kemendag.go.id . If the online application fails, the application may be submitted manually.
II. Quarterly Reports Requirement
Holders of API-P which have obtained an Import Approval are required to submit electronic quarterly reports to http://inatrade.kemendag.go.id regarding the realization (or non-realization) of the approved importation at the latest on the 15th day of the next quarter. The reports are to be sent to the Directorate General of Foreign Trading of the Ministry of Trade.
III. Revocation of the Import Approval
The MOT may revoke the Import Approval of an API-P holder as sanction for the following:
The Ministry of Trade will evaluate Reg. 118/2015 annually.
Under Reg. 118/2015, licenses for the importation of complementary goods and market test goods which were issued under Reg. 27/2012 with expiry dates before 30 June 2016 will remain valid until 30 June 2016. (by: Agus A. Deradjat, Herry N. Kurniawan, Sheila R. Alam & Wahyuni Hanindriyowati)