indonesia – importation of horticultural
animals and animal products
Status Report regarding implementation of
the dsb recommendations and rulings
The following communication, dated 15 March 2021, 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).
Indonesia would like to reiterate its commitment to implementing the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes. This commitment has been reflected by numerous adjustments in relevant laws and regulations, which are not only substantial but also highly political.
As reported in previous DSB meetings, Indonesia has enacted Law No.11/2020 on Job Creation, which include adjustments to measure 18 by addressing all specific Articles in the previous Laws which were found inconsistent with WTO obligations. These Articles have now been amended and are no longer in place.
With regard to measure 1-17, Indonesia would like to refer to its position in the previous DSB Meetings that significant adjustments have been made through the amendments of the relevant MoA and MoT Regulations. Those adjustments also include the removal of the disputed measures, inter alia; harvest period restriction, import realization requirements, six-months harvest requirement, and reference price. Indonesia continues to note concerns raised by New Zealand and the United States and reaffirms its commitment to implementing the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes.
Indonesia will continue to engage with New Zealand and the United States regarding matters related to the recommendations and rulings of the DSB.