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 December 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 fully committed to implementing the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes and took notes of New Zealand’s and the United States of America’s concerns in previous DSB meetings.


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


On Measure 1-17, Indonesia has also conducted a series of significant and substantial amendments of the related Ministerial Regulations with the removal of disputed measures, inter alia, harvest period restriction, import realization requirement, six-months harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement.


Furthermore, Indonesia would like to reaffirm that the Commodity Balance is a procedural mechanism to provide complete, detailed, and accurate data in a transparent manner to simplify the permit process. The Commodity Balance will be supported by an integrated national database system to provide certainty of doing business and does not have any limiting effect on trade flow.


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