Indonesia - Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products - Status report regarding implementation of the DSB recommendations and rulings by Indonesia - Addendum

indonesia – importation of horticultural products,
animals and animal products

Status Report regarding implementation of
the dsb recommendations and rulings
by Indonesia


The following communication, dated 8 July 2022, 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 pursuant to Article 21.6 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU).


Indonesia continues to devote its best effort to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes. Indonesia has also taken note of the interests raised by New Zealand and the United States in previous DSB meetings.


On measure 18, Indonesia has removed all Articles in 4 (four) relevant Laws that were found inconsistent with WTO rules through the enactment of Law No. 11/2020 on Job Creation.


With respect to Measure 1–17, Indonesia would like to reassure that significant adjustments, in complying to the recommendations and rulings of the DSB, have been carried out through the amendments of the relevant MoA and MoT Regulations. Those adjustments also include the removal of disputed measures, inter alia, harvest period restriction, import realization requirements, six–months harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement.


In response to the United States' further interest on the impact given by the Commodity Balance mechanism to the ease and certainty of doing business, Indonesia would like to inform that the Commodity Balance mechanism will be supported by an integrated national database system and will streamline the licensing process in a transparent manner.


Finally, Indonesia would like to again emphasize its commitment to engaging with New Zealand and the United States with a view to address their interests.