Gov’t Issues Regulation Number 9 on Procedures for Import Control of Fishery, Salt Commodities

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 21 Maret 2018
Category: News
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Garam-industri-300x176In an effort to implement the provisions of Article 5, Article 33, and Article 97 Law Number 3 Year 2014 on Industry and Article 37 Law Number 7 Year 2016 on Protection and Empowerment of Fish Fisherman and Salts Farmers, the Indonesian Government consider the need to enact Government Regulation on Procedures for Import Control of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities as Industry Raw Materials and Auxiliary Materials.

Based on these considerations, President Joko Widodo on 15 March 2018 signed Government Regulation (PP) Number 9 of 2018 on Procedures for Import Control of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities as Industry Raw Materials and Auxiliary Materials. (link: copy of Government Regulation No. 9 of 2018).

Under this Government Regulation, the Central Government shall control Imports of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities in order to ensure protection and empowerment of fishermen, fish breeding, and salt farmers, as well as the availability and distribution of natural resources for domestic industries.

“Control of Import of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities as intended shall be done through the establishment of entry point, type and volume, time of entry, as well as the fulfillment of administrative requirements and quality standards,” Article 2 paragraph (3) of this Government Regulations says.

According to this Government Regulations, Procedures for Import Control of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities shall be carried out based on the recommendation of the Minister who oversees government affairs in marine and fisheries sectors.

“In terms of Import Control of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities used as raw materials and industrial auxiliaries, provision of recommendation shall be submitted to the Minister who oversees government affairs in industry,” Article 3 paragraph (2) of this Government Regulation says.

The intended recommendations, according to this Government Regulations, contain the following provisions: a. entry point; b. type; c. volume; d. time of entry; and e. quality standards.

This Government Regulations also states Import of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities approval shall be issued by the Minister who oversees government affairs in the field of trading for industrial raw and auxiliary materials as recommended by the Minister who oversees government affairs in the field of industry after fulfilling the administrative requirements in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.

Transitional provisions of this Government Regulation states that, Import of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities as industry raw and auxiliary materials industrial permit which has been published in 2018 by the Minister who oversees government affairs in the field of trading based on a predetermined number of 2,370,054.45 (two million three hundred seventy thousand fifty-four point forty five) tons shall be implemented and declared binding.

Permit issuance on Import Control of Fishery Commodities and Salt Commodities as Raw Materials and Industrial Auxiliaries in 2018, by the Minister who oversees government affairs in commerce sector, based on a predetermined number of coordination meetings of ministries/institution, according to Article 7 point b shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of this Government Regulation.

The closing provisions of this Government Regulation states that the existing laws and regulations on  the control of the Import of Fishery Commodities and the Salt Commodities shall be adjusted no later than 30 (thirty) days after the enforcement of this Government Regulation.

“This Government Regulation shall come into force on the date of enactment,” Article 9 of Government Regulation Number 9 Year 2018 says. The law was promulgated by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 15 March 2018. (Pusdatin/ES) (GWH/EP/Naster)

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