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 16 January 2023, 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 following Article 21.6 of the Understanding of Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures (DSU).

 

Indonesia took note of New Zealand's and the United States’ concerns in previous DSB sessions and is fully committed to implementing the recommendations and decisions of the DSB in these disputes.

 

Indonesia has issued the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2/2022 to revoke and replace Law No. 11/2020 which entered into force on 30 December 2022. With this enforcement, measure 18 concerning self-sufficiency in relevant laws that were found to be inconsistent with WTO regulations remains completely abolished.

 

Regarding measures 1–17, Indonesia has also made significant and substantial changes to the relevant Minister Regulations and removed the disputed provisions related to harvest period restriction, import realization requirements, six-months harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement.

 

Indonesia reiterates that Commodity Balance is merely a procedural framework for transparently delivering comprehensive, detailed, and accurate data to streamline the permit procedure. An integrated national database system will support the Commodity Balance to provide business certainty without limiting effect on trade flow.

 

Finally, Indonesia commits to working with New Zealand and the United States to address these concerns.