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Riza Buditomo

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Riza F. Buditomo is a partner in Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners' Tax & Trade Group in Jakarta. He focuses on corporate commercial and tax, and trade matters including export/import, customs, supply chain, food industry, direct-selling, anti-dumping, and corporate commercial work.

In April 2022, the Minister of Finance (MOF) issued MOF Regulation No. 26/PMK.010/2022 on the Stipulation of Goods Classification System and Imposition of Import Duty Tariffs on Imported Goods, which introduced changes made to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Code regime and updated Indonesia’s Customs Tariff Book (CTB). The CTB is amended every five years because the HS, on which it is based, is updated every five years to account for technological developments, changes in trade patterns, and the changing of global situations and conditions.

A recent development concerning the replacement of a Ministry of Trade export restriction with a Ministry of Finance progressive export levy may be an indication of the Indonesian Government’s intention to implement wider restrictions for exports in the near future. It is fair to say that Indonesia is welcoming the era of export restrictions.

In 2021 the Indonesian Government issued Government Regulation No. 29 on Organization of the Trade Sector (“GR 29”). GR 29 is an implementing regulation of the Job Creation Law, which changes the rules for trade matters, including for distribution of goods, exports and imports. Following the issuance of GR 29, the Ministry of Trade (MOT) introduced a series of technical implementing regulations. MOT Reg. 20/2021 replaced the previous regulations, and has simplified the rules on import of various type of goods.

“In the spirit” of simplifying Indonesian regulatory frameworks, the Minister of Trade (MOT) recently issued MOT Regulation No. 18 of 2021 on Goods Prohibited from Being Imported and Exported to further implement Government Regulation No. 29 of 2021 on the Organization of the Trade Sector.

Join us for our 19th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, “International Trade Developments in a Challenging New World,” which includes the latest international trade developments. This year, in a variety of sessions, our panels of experts will cover the key developments and latest trends on sanctions, export controls and Foreign Investment Review regimes. On the inbound side, there will be sessions on opportunities and compliance challenges arising out of FTAs, hot topics on Customs valuation, trends in customs audits and supply chain compliance challenges and logistics.

On 7 May 2021, Indonesia ratified a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The CEPA was introduced to accelerate the economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic and enhance comprehensive economic cooperation between Indonesia and the EFTA.

In response to an Indonesian Trade Security Committee report that shows that local manufacturers are threatened by the increased import of apparel and its accessories, the Ministry of Finance has imposed a safeguard duty on imports of those products. Minister of Finance Regulation Number 142 of 2021 on the Imposition of Safeguard Duty on the Import of Apparel and Its Accessories became effective on 12 November 2021.

The Ministry of Trade (MOT) has issued Minister of Trade Regulation No. 59 of 2020 (“Regulation 59”) which is an amendment to Minister of Trade Regulation No. 118/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 on Import Provisions for Complementary Goods, Goods for the Purpose of Market Testing, and After-Sales Service (“Regulation 118”).

The Ministry of Trade has issued Minister of Trade Regulation No. 59 of 2020 (“Regulation 59”) which is an amendment to Minister of Trade Regulation No. 118/M-DAG/PER/12/2015 on Import Provisions for Complementary Goods, Goods for the Purpose of Market Testing, and After-Sales Service (“Regulation 118”).