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 17 November 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 pursuant to Article 21.6 of the Understanding of Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU).


Indonesia is devoting its best effort and fervent commitment to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes while fully noting New Zealand and the United States' concerns in the previous DSB meetings.


Regarding measure 18, Indonesia has completely removed all Articles in the relevant Laws with respect to self-sufficiency that were found to be inconsistent with WTO rules through the enactment of Law No. 11/2020 on Job Creation.


Indonesia has also implemented recommendations and rulings of the DSB on measures 1-17 through series of significant amendments of the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Trade Regulations that removed the disputed measures, inter alia: harvest period restriction, import realization requirements, six-months harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement.


On Commodity Balance, Indonesia conveys that it is aimed to simplify and streamline the permit process. In its implementation, Commodity Balance mechanism will be supported by an integrated national database system and conducted in transparent manner to provide business certainty.


Lastly, Indonesia commits to engaging with New Zealand and the United States for addressing those concerns.