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

Addendum

The following communication, dated 13 October 2022, from the delegation of Indonesia to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.

 

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

 

Indonesia has considered the concerns of New Zealand and the United States conveyed in the previous DSB meetings. Indonesia firmly commits to implementing the recommendations and decisions of the DSB in these disputes.

 

Indonesia would like to further reiterate that regarding measure 18, Indonesia has completely removed the existence of all Articles in the relevant Laws that were found to be inconsistent with WTO rules through the enactment of Law No. 11/2020 on Job Creation.

 

Additionally, on measures 1-17, Indonesia has made significant adjustments through the amendments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade Regulations in order to comply with the DSB’s recommendations and findings. The harvest time restriction, import realization requirements, six-month harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement have all been rescinded by Indonesia.

 

Furthermore, Indonesia continues to emphasize the benefits of the commodities balance for our government and stakeholders. This policy intends to accelerate and simplify the granting of permits by utilizing an integrated national database system conducted in a transparent manner. For the Government of Indonesia, this policy is aimed to provide accurate data for relevant ministries.

 

To conclude, Indonesia stands ready to resolve these disputes by engaging with New Zealand and the United States.