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 17 April 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 provides a status report regarding implementation of the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in these disputes in accordance with Article 21.6 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU).

Indonesia wishes to refer to its previous statement and reiterates its commitment to implementing the rulings and recommendations of the DSB. In this regard, we wish to highlight the meaningful corrective actions taken to the measures at issue.

In the context of measure 18 on self-sufficiency, revocation of relevant Laws that were found inconsistent with WTO rules has come into force following the enactment of Law No. 6/2023 on Stipulation of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law No. 2/2023 on Job Creation. On Measure 1-17, Indonesia has also removed disputed measures regulated under relevant Ministerial Regulations, inter alia harvest period restriction, import realization requirement, six-months harvest requirement, reference price and domestic purchase requirement.

In response to the interests raised by both complainants, we would like to emphasize that Commodity Balance mechanism serves as a tool for the Government to provide comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information through integrated national database system, allowing the permit process to be simplified. Indonesia truly believes that Commodity Balance would enhance the ease of doing business and facilitate trade without creating restrictive effect on trade.

Indonesia stands ready to continue working with New Zealand and the United States in producing positive solution on this matter.