INDONESIA – IMPORTATION OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS,
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Status Report regarding implementation of
the dsb recommendations and rulings
The following communication, dated 16 January 2020, from the delegation of Indonesia to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.
Indonesia submits this report pursuant to Article 21.6 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU).
In this meeting, Indonesia would like to reiterate its commitment to the implementation of the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes. Indonesia takes note to the continued concerns, especially on specific measures raised by New Zealand and the United States in several previous DSB meetings.
Indonesia would also like to inform that substantial adjustments to the MoA and MoT Regulations relevant to these disputes have continually been taken. Measures in disputes, such as harvest period restriction, import realization requirements, six-months harvest requirement, and reference price have been removed and are no longer in place.
On measure 18, as reported in previous meetings, the amendment drafts of the relevant laws have been finalized by the Government. As specified in Indonesia's domestic law and regulation, any laws to be amended shall be inserted in the list of National Legislation Program, a list that is jointly agreed or approved by the Government and the Parliament. Indonesia would like to highlight that amendment of the laws relevant to these disputes are already included in this list. The Government and the Parliament will soon discuss the draft amendment of the relevant laws.
Indonesia will continue to engage with New Zealand and the United States regarding matters related to the recommendations and rulings of the DSB.