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 16 November 2023, from the delegation of Indonesia to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.





Indonesia provides its status report pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.

Indonesia submits that it has implemented rulings and recommendations of the DSB in these disputes by enacting Law No. 6/2023 on the Stipulation of the Government Regulation in lieu of Law No. 2/2022 on Job Creation to address Measure 18 regarding self-sufficiency.

Indonesia also reiterates that it has adjusted its importation policy to address Measure 1-17 with the enactment of the Minister of Agriculture (MoA) and Minister of Trade (MoT) Regulations. Indonesia believes that these adjustments have eliminated the harvest period restriction, import realization requirement, six-month harvest requirement, reference price, and domestic purchase requirement so that in line with the DSB’s rulings and recommendations.

Indonesia acknowledges the concerns raised by New Zealand and the United States with respect to Indonesia’s import licensing regime and commodity balance mechanism. Indonesia would like to ensure the complainants that this mechanism serves as a tool to facilitate trade, provide ease, and expedite importation through an integrated national database system without creating additional burdens on imports.

Indonesia wishes to reaffirm its readiness to continue engaging in discussions with New Zealand and the United States to find solutions for these disputes and related matters.