What Are Six Commodities Getting Import Relaxation in 2018?

Damas Jati - 29/12/2017, 11:07

Ministry of Trade has just released draft regulations to relax import procedures and requirements for six types of commodities

The ministry has signed the drafts and would soon send to the Law and Human Rights Ministry for validation and expected to be on stage next year.

“This is to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) procure raw materials,” said Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita.


The six commodities are including:


Used machinery or capital goods of up to five units per shipment;


Food and beverages of up to 500 kilograms except confectioneries per delivery, traditional medicine and health supplements up to 500 kilograms per delivery and electronics of up to 10 pieces per delivery;


Forestry products that do not require recommendation letters from the Environment and Forestry Ministry;


Raw materials for plastics of up to 5 tons per delivery; glasses of up to 50 pieces per delivery without a surveyor report;


Raw materials for medicine, food and cosmetics with less certification requirements;


And certain meat products.


“The policy will allow SMEs to import small amounts via traders with general import permits, API-U holders or via PBL (logistics bonded zones),” Enggartiasto said.


However, small and medium business entrepreneurs still need to show their taxpayers numbers (NPWP) and business identity numbers to the API-U holders.