Gov’t to Temporarily Ban Antiseptics and Face Mask Exports
In a bid to safeguard domestic supply amid the coronavirus outbreak and to protect the people across the country, the Indonesian Government has announced plan to temporarily ban the export of antiseptics, raw materials for masks, personal protective equipment, and face masks.
With that consideration, Minister of Trade on 16 March 2020 signed Regulation of Minister of Trade Number 23 of 2020 on Temporary Ban on Export of Antiseptics, Raw Materials for Masks, Personal Protective Equipment, and Masks.
Based on the Ministerial Regulation, exporters are prohibited to export antiseptic, raw materials for masks, personal protective equipment, and masks in accordance with the description of the goods that refer to the Tariff Post/Harmonized System (HS).
The temporary ban according to this regulation will start to take effect on Wednesday (18/3) and will end Tuesday (30/6).
For exporters who are proven to have violated this regulation, they may be subject to sanctions in accordance with the provisions of the prevailing laws and regulations.
“This Ministerial Regulation will come into force after 1 (one) day from the date of promulgation,” read Article 4 of the Ministerial Regulation, which was promulgated on 17 March 2020 by Director General of Laws and Regulations of Ministry of Law and Human Rights Widodo Ekatjahjana and promulgated in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Year 2020 Number 255. (DND / EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas