Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Indonesia
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
03/04/2014
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import regulation
Description
Issued new rice import regulations: imports of medium quality rice (with up to 25% brokens) are to be conducted solely by the state enterprise BULOG, for public subsidized distribution, price stabilization and/or in emergency situations, subject to authorization by the Ministry of Trade and provided that these are conducted outside the main crop harvest period. Private sector imports of other types of rice, including rice for use by processing industries (provided it is not produced domestically), specialty rice and/or rice for dietary purposes, will be permitted to traders recognized by the Ministry of Trade as Producer/Importer of Rice or as Registered Importer, upon recommendation by the Ministry of Industry or Agriculture. Further provisions of the regulation include country of origin and varietal verification procedures, as well as packaging and labeling requirements.