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 12 September 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 report in pursuant to Article 21.6 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU).


Indonesia takes note of New Zealand and the United States' concerns in the previous meetings and fully commits to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes.


On measure 18 concerning self-sufficiency, as stated in several DSB meetings, Indonesia reiterates that all Articles in the relevant Laws that were found to be inconsistent with WTO rules have been removed through the enactment of Law No. 11/2020 on Job Creation.


Regarding measures 1-17, Indonesia has complied with the recommendations and rulings of the DSB through a series of significant adjustments of the relevant Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade Regulations. Indonesia has removed disputed measures, such as harvest period restriction, import realization requirements, six-months harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement.


In response to the United States' concern on commodity balance, Indonesia continues to emphasize positive impacts of this policy which enables us to streamline permit processing and to provide clarity on permit timeframe by using integrated national database system that is conducted in a transparent manner.


Indonesia always stands ready to engage with New Zealand and the United States to resolve the issues in these disputes.