Export Assistance: Indonesia

Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Country Report|FAIRS Annual Country Report|Jakarta|Indonesia|02/11/2020

This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as are currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Sections that have been updated this year include general food laws, food additive regulations, labeling requirements, facility and product registration, alongside the appendices. This report should be used in conjunction with the 2019 Export Certificates report.
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Annual 2019|Exporter Guide|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/26/2019

Indonesia is the 10th largest export destination for U.S. agricultural products. In 2018, the United States was the largest agricultural exporter to Indonesia, accounting for $3.2 billion or 16 percent of the total value of imports. The top U.S. agricultural exports are soybeans, cotton, feeds and fodders, wheat, dairy, distillers’ grains, prepared food, fresh fruit and beef and beef products.
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GOI Issues New Implementing Regulation on Halal Product Assurance |Special Certification – Organic/Kosher/Halal Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|7/4/2019

President Joko Widodo has signed Government Regulation No. 31/2019 regarding provisions for implementing Indonesia’s 2014 Halal Product Assurance Law. This regulation is the first of several expected implementing regulations related to the 2014 law. Key provisions include the role of the Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH) in coordinating and cooperating with Government of Indonesia (GOI) Ministries, Agencies and, the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), the accreditation process for domestic and international halal certifiers and guidelines for the Halal Product Process.

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Indonesia Issues New Regulation on the Import of Animal-Based Feed I|Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|4/29/2019

Ministry of Agriculture Regulation Number 13/2019 sets new requirements for animal-based feed ingredient imports. The three-step establishment approval process (desk review, on-site audit, final review and decree) will now apply to both trans-loading facilities and rendering plants. In addition, traceability requirements are stricter, and the import license validity period is shorter. The regulation fails to address who beats the costs of the establishment app.
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Indonesia and Australia Sign Major Trade Partnership Agreement |Agricultural Situation|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/13/2019

On March 4, 2019 Indonesia and Australia officially signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).  The agreement provides Australia with tariff benefits and import license advantages for a range of agricultural commodities, including: live cattle, frozen beef, sheep meat, feed grains, citrus products, carrots, and potatoes.
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FAIRS Annual Country Report|FAIRS Annual Country Report|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/20/2019

This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as are currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI).  Sections that have been updated this year include general food laws, food additive regulations, labelling requirements, facility and product registration, alongside the appendices.

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FAIRS Export Certificate Report|FAIRS Export Certificate Report|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/20/2019

This report updates the 2017 Indonesian FAIRS Export Certificate Report, which lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.  Information has been renewed in Section III on meat and meat products, and fresh fruit and vegetables; Section V on the halal certificate; and Appendix I list of example meat and poultry export certificate.

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Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/8/2019

Indonesia offers excellent opportunities for U.S. exporters of consumer-oriented agricultural products.  Despite import licensing and distribution challenges, U.S. exports of consumer oriented products reached over $450 million in 2017.  Over 50 percent of Indonesia’s 265 million people reside in urban areas and a growing middle class are driving demand for new products, tastes, and ingredients.  Key U.S. exports to the sector include meat, dairy products, fresh fruit, frozen potatoes, and condiments.

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Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2018 | Indonesia | 12/13/2018 |

This report updates the 2017 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report. The U.S. exported nearly $1.6 billion in genetically engineered (GE) products to Indonesia in 2017, including nearly $1 billion of soybeans. In August 2018, GE sugar cane completed biosafety assessments for food, feed, and environmental safety. Download (PDF)


Grain and Feed Update|Jakarta|Indonesia|11/29/2018

Rice imports in 2017/18 reached 2.15 million tons, the highest level since 2011. Wheat imports are forecast downward due to a weakened rupiah. Following complaints from feed millers about high prices and short supplies, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) authorized 100,000 tons of corn imports for feed use.
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Indonesia Concludes Negotiations on FTA with Australia|Agricultural Situation|Jakarta|Indonesia|9/17/2018
After more than seven years of intermittent talks, Indonesia has concluded negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement with Australia. The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) provides preferential access for a number of Australian agricultural products. Importantly, IA-CEPA also provides a framework for addressing non-tariff measures and allows for automatic issuance of import permits for Australian live cattle, frozen beef, sheep meat, feed grains, and more.
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Dairy Regulation Revision|Dairy and Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|9/3/2018
The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) recently further revised a regulation that had required local dairy processors and dairy product importers to form partnerships with local dairy producers. This new revision eliminates all languages making the partnerships compulsory, deletes previously required reporting requirements, and removes all remaining sanctions associated with non-compliance. Meanwhile, MOA has stated publicly that they will continue to “encourage” dairy partnerships.
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MOT Revises Requirements on Horticultural Import Permits|Citrus Trade Policy Monitoring Fresh Fruit|Jakarta|Indonesia|7/16/2018

The Ministry of Trade (MOT) recently issued revised requirements to obtain import permits (IP) on horticultural products. While the revisions eased some of the previous burdensome conditions, such as owning warehouse space and limiting downstream sales options, MOT can still potentially use other conditions to restrict imports.
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Retail Product Registration Guide for Imported Food and Beverages |Exporter Guide FAIRS Subject Report Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|7/3/2018

The Government of Indonesia (GOI) requires all food and beverage products in retail packaging and food additives to obtain a distribution authorization from The National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM) before entering retail market. This report provides a general overview of the registration process and requirements.
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Retail Foods Update|Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|6/29/2018

The growth of modern retail outlets throughout Indonesia provides significant opportunities for U.S. food products. As Indonesia’s emerging middle-class continues to look outside of traditional markets for healthy and unique options, U.S. fresh fruit, processed vegetables, dairy, tree nuts, beef, non-alcoholic beverages, and a variety of snack foods stand to benefit.
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FAS Jakarta Conducts Ramadan Culinary Outreach|Market Promotion/Competition|Jakarta|Indonesia|6/18/2018

On May 9, 2018 FAS/Jakarta, in collaboration with Peka Consulting, held a special pre-Ramadan media gathering at AMUZ restaurant in Jakarta. More than 50 local media outlets and food bloggers attended the “Delightful Ramadan Culinary” event where FAS Jakarta presented on “Ramadan in the USA” and participants were served culinary creations featuring a variety of U.S. horticultural products.
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Export Accomplishment on U.S. Hardwood Released from Detainment |Export Accomplishments – Other|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/20/2018
FAS Jakarta assists to release detained U.S. Hardwood Shipment.
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Indonesia’s Tempeh Producers Celebrate U.S. Soybeans|Export Promotion Programs|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/13/2018
The U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia recently visited a tempeh manufacturing plant in central Java. The visit highlighted the importance U.S. soybeans have in Indonesian consumers’ food security and nutritional status. Furthermore, the visit showcased the successful outcome of the U.S. soybean industry’s partnership with Indonesian tempeh producers.
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FAIRS Country Report|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/18/2018

This report provides an updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Updated sections are: Sections I, II, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, Appendix I, II and III.
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FAIRS Export Certificate Report 2017|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Certification|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/11/2018

This report updates the 2016 Indonesian FAIRS Export Certificate Report. It lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. The information has been renewed in Section III on meat and meat products, and fresh fruit and vegetables; Section V on the halal certificate; and Appendix I list of sample of meat and poultry export certificate.
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Retail Foods Update|Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/29/2017

The growing hypermarket, supermarket, and minimarket sectors offer significant opportunities for U.S. food products. U.S. fresh fruit, fruit juices, frozen potato products, cheese, dried fruits and nuts, and pet food are prominently available in local retail outlets. Further growth and changes in consumer preferences, along with improved refrigeration and storage facilities, will create additional opportunities for U.S. exporters.
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Exporter Guide Update|Exporter Guide|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/26/2017

In 2016, U.S. agricultural exports to Indonesia totaled more than $2.6 billion, making it the eighth largest market for U.S. agriculture. Major exports include soybeans, cotton, wheat, feeds and fodders, dairy, fresh fruit, beef, and beef products. Opportunities also exist for exporters to serve the Indonesia’s tourist market, aspirational time-sensitive urban population, and growing food processing industry.
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Hotel Restaurant Institutional Update|Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/11/2017
Indonesia’s hotel and restaurant sector grew approximately five per cent in 2017. Continued urbanization, tourism, and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibitions) activities drove the growth. Key U.S. exports to the sector include meat, dairy products, fresh fruits, frozen potatoes, condiments, and bakery ingredients.
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Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry Indonesia 2017 Dairy and Products Annual Report|Dairy and Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|10/23/2017
Sluggish consumer demand and uncertainty over implementation of new import requirements are clouding prospects for non-fat and whole milk powder imports. While the intent of the new import requirements is to stimulate local milk output, a range of production challenges and constraints prevent growth in the local sector. U.S. dairy powder exports continue to face stiff competition from Oceana supplies.
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Indonesia issues new regulation on milk supply and distribution|Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|8/15/2017
The Ministry of Agriculture recently issued a regulation that will require dairy businesses to buy local milk and/or invest in local on-farm dairy production activities. The penalty for failing to comply with this regulation includes withholding import recommendations for dairy products. It is still unclear how this regulation will be implemented, but potentially could have a negative impact on U.S. dairy product exports.
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Indonesia Applies Fees to Review Import Applications |Dairy and Products Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|8/14/2017
The Director General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS) recently informed Post that U.S. dairy product establishments seeking to export to Indonesia are required to pay a fee to undergo the “pre-listing” approval review. While meat and rendered product plants have already been paying these fees, this requirement for dairy products is new.  This report details the underlying regulation establishing these fees, and how they are to be implemented.
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Voluntary Poultry Report|Poultry and Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/19/2017
Indonesia’s poultry sector continues to demonstrate strong growth, despite industry reports of oversupply. The Government of Indonesia has taken efforts to regulate the import of breeder stock in order to slow growth and strengthen prices, although the results are negligible. Indonesia’s commercial chicken flock is estimated at 3.5 billion broilers, 200 million layers, and 24.8 million breeders (2015) with 81 per cent of Indonesian poultry genetics originating from the United States (2014). Indonesia does not import or export poultry meat.
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FAIRS Export Certificate Report 2016|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Certification|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/4/2017

This report shares the 2015 Indonesian FAIRS Export Certificate Report, which lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. Information has been renewed in Section III on imports of meat and meat products, and fresh fruit and vegetables; Section V on the importation of animal products and prior notice for the importation of fresh foods of plant origin (FFPO).
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FAIRS Country Report|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/4/2017

This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as are currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Updated sections are: Sections II, V, VI, VII, VIII, XI, and Appendix IV.
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Exporter Guide Update|Exporter Guide|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/2/2017

Indonesian GDP declined to 4.79 per cent in 2015, contrasting with growth rates above six per cent during 2007 to 2012 period. The Bank of Indonesia expects economic growth will reach between 4.9 and 5.3 per cent in 2016 and 5.2 to 5.6 per cent in 2017. Indonesia has adopted policies to protect its growing domestic industry from international competition and to help secure its trade balance. Agricultural self-sufficiency is a stated goal of the Indonesian government, and is used to justify trade barriers.
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Retail Foods Update|Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/27/2016

While traditional markets still account for majority of retail food sales in Indonesia, modern retail holds a significant share and is growing. The burgeoning hypermarket, supermarket, and minimarket sectors offer opportunities for U.S. food products. U.S. apples, table grapes, oranges, lemons, processed vegetables (French fries), processed fruits (dates, raisins, jams, and nut paste), snack foods, and juices enjoy a prominent position in Indonesia’s retail outlets and traditional markets.
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Food Service Hotel Restaurant Institutional Update|Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/26/2016

The Indonesian hotel and restaurant industries grew 6.25 and 3.89 per cent in 2015 respectively. Industry contacts attributed the increase to continued urbanization, tourism, and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibitions) developments. The Bank of Indonesia expects that economic growth will fall around 4.9 to 5.3 per cent in 2016 and 5.2 to 5.6 per cent in 2017.
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Food Processing Ingredients Update|Food Processing Ingredients|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/26/2016

The Indonesian food processing market offers opportunities for U.S. food and ingredient suppliers with an estimated 2017 population of 261 million. In 2015, the product value of Indonesia’s large and medium food and beverage processing industry was $92.3 billion (IDR 1,238 trillion). The Indonesian food processing industry produces food products catering to all levels of consumers. Several factors contributing to the growth of the food processing industry are the introduction of new flavors and products with variant package sizes, growing middle class, aggressive promotional activities, the growth of modern retail outlets, and increasing health awareness.
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Ministry of Trade Updates Beef Import Regulation|Dairy and Products Livestock and Products Trade Policy Monitoring Poultry and Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|9/28/2016

Indonesian Ministry of Trade (MOT) regulation 59/2016 on imports of animals and animal products was published on August 15, 2016. The regulation covers the issuance of import permits, replacing MOT’s regulation 5/2016 and amendment 37/2016. The regulation corresponds with Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) regulation 34/2016 and does not introduce any new rules or practices other than what was already introduced in previous regulations, including MOA 34/2016.

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Indonesia Expands U.S. Plant Products Eligible for Recognition|Avocado Citrus Coffee Dried Fruit Fresh Fruit Kiwifruit Potatoes and Potato Products Raisins Stone Fruit Strawberries Tree Nuts Vegetables Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia| 8/29/2016

On August 16, the Minister of Agriculture signed a decree allowing additional 33 product lines to be eligible for recognition under the protocol for fresh foods of plant origin (FFPO). The recognition enhances market access opportunities for U.S. plant product exports to Indonesia. Download (PDF)


Indonesia Eases Import Rules for Meat Products |Livestock and Products Poultry and Products Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|8/16/2016

The Ministry of Agriculture issued a new import regulation which expands market access for meat products. The regulation allows the importation of all kinds of bovine meat cuts and variety meats including offal. Download (PDF)


Indonesia Amends Import Regulations for Livestock Products|Trade Policy Monitoring Livestock and Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|6/23/2016

Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade (MOT) amended meat import regulations amid rising prices, notably allowing imports from Foot-and-Mouth-Disease (FMD) zone-based areas. The regulation also formally grants supermarkets and the formal retail sector to sell imported beef. Steps have also been taken to expand the list of eligible beef cuts that can be imported as well as breeding cattle. Download (PDF)


Indonesia Modifies Import Regulations for Livestock Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|4/4/2016

Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade has updated its regulation on import licensing for animals and animal products. MOT regulation 5/2016 replaces MOT 41/2015 and 46/2013, aligning Ministry of Trade regulations with the most recent Ministry of Agriculture regulations on meat imports. Import rules remain mostly unchanged, although import permit validity has extended from three to four months. The regulation also lists beef cuts as eligible for import. Download (PDF)


Exporter Guide Update|Exporter Guide|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/30/2015

Indonesia faces economic challenges in 2015 and 2016. Bank Indonesia expects growth at approximately 4.7-5.1 percent in 2015 and 5.2-5.6 percent in 2016. Indonesia has adopted policies to protect its growing domestic industry from international competition and to help secure its trade balance. Agricultural self-sufficiency is a stated goal of the Indonesian government, and is used to justify trade barriers. Download (PDF)


Food Processing Ingredients Update|Food Processing Ingredients|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/11/2015

The Indonesian food processing industry will serve a population of 255 million in 2016 and offer significant market potential for U.S. food and ingredient suppliers. In 2014, the product value of Indonesia’s large and medium food and beverage processing industry was $84.2 billion (IDR1, 001 trillion). The Indonesian food processing industry produces food products catering to all levels of consumers. Download (PDF)


FAIRS Country Report|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/7/2016

This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as are currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Updated sections are: Sections I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and Appendix I, II, III, IV. Download (PDF)


Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional Update|Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/7/2016

The Indonesian hotel and restaurant industries grew 7.5 and 5.5 percent in 2014, respectively. The industry attributes continued growth to urban Indonesia’s increased purchasing power, tourism, and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibitions) development. The Bank of Indonesia expects that economic growth will fall between 4.7 and 5.1 percent in 2015 and 5.2 to 5.6 percent in 2016. Download (PDF)


MOA Regulation 58 2015 and 2016 Meat Import Permit Update|Livestock and Products Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/7/2016

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) issued regulation 58/2015, replacing MOA 139/2014 and 2/2015. The regulation lists additional meat cuts allowed for import and lengthens meat import periods from three months to four, while reducing the number of import periods from four to three. MOA will accept import recommendation applications from December 14 to December 31, 2015. The Ministry of Trade will issue import permits from December 18 to December 31, 2015. Download (PDF)


FAIRS Export Certificate Report 2015|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Certification|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/6/2016

This report lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. Sections Updated: Section III; Section V; and Appendix I. Download (PDF)


Retail Foods Update|Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/6/2016

While traditional markets still account for the majority of retail food sales in Indonesia, modern retail holds a significant share and is growing. Traditional retail outlets, including wet markets and independent grocery stores, are gradually being replaced by modern outlets. The burgeoning hypermarket, supermarket and minimarket sectors offer opportunities for U.S. food products. Download (PDF)


Indonesia Raises Import Tariffs on Value-Added Goods|Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|8/5/2015

On July 8, 2015, the Ministry of Finance issued an amendment to regulation No. 132/2015 regarding tariffs on imported goods. Post notes that tariff changes relate specifically to value-added goods. Products with revised import duties include coffee, tea, sausages/processed meat/fish/other fish products, sugar and confectionery items, chocolate, pasta, bread, pastry, biscuits ,preserved vegetables/fruit/nuts, sauces, ice cream, tempeh, wine, fermented beverages, and liqueurs. Download (PDF)


United States Requests WTO Panel to Examine Indonesia’s Import Restrictions on U.S. Agriculture|Indonesia

Obama Administration Stands Up for U.S. Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Trade Rights in Face of Restrictive Indonesian Barriers Impacting American Exports of Fruits, Vegetables, Beef, Poultry, and other Agricultural Products. View (HTML)


Quarantine Sets Protocol for Fresh Food of Plant Origin (Apple) |Avocado Citrus Dried Fruit Fresh Fruit Grain and Feed Kiwifruit Potatoes and Potato Products Raisins Stone Fruit Strawberries Trade Policy Monitoring Tree Nuts Vegetables Oilseeds and Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|3/30/2015

The Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency (IAQA) has confirmed the terms required for the continued shipments of fresh food of plant origin following the U.S. FDA recall of apples due to listeria. Download (PDF)


FAIRS Export Certificate Report 2014|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Certification|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/27/2015

This report lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. Sections Updated: Section I; Section III; Section IV; Section V; and Appendix I. Download (PDF)


Indonesia Revises Seafood Import Rules|Fishery Products|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/13/2015

The Director General of Fishery Product Processing and Marketing (P2HP) issued decree 125/KEP-DJP2HP/2014, listing fish products allowed for export to Indonesia. The rule states that Indonesia will only import fish species not available in Indonesian waters, except in the event of shortages and seasonal production limitations. Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF) also issued new regulations on fish and fishery products import policy. Download (PDF)


Food Processing Ingredients 2014|Food Processing Ingredients|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/8/2015

The Indonesian food processing industry will serve a population of 255 million in 2015 and offer significant market potential for U.S. food and ingredient suppliers. In 2013, the product value of Indonesia’s large and medium food and beverage processing industry was $70.6 billion (IDR 745 trillion). The Indonesian food processing industry produces food products catering to all levels of consumers. Several factors contributing to the growth of the food processing industry are the introduction o… Download (PDF)


Exporter Guide Update 2014|Exporter Guide|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/1/2015

Indonesia faces economic challenges moving into 2015, with the World Bank forecasting declining growth at 5.2 percent. Despite expanding levels of trade, ambiguous trade regulations, and a trade policy with a nationalistic food sovereignty outlook inhibit exports. Opportunities exist for products to service an increasingly urban and time sensitive population, as well as inputs for Indonesia’s growing food processing industry. Download (PDF)


Food Service – HRI Report 2014|Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/1/2015

Indonesian hotel and restaurant industry was growth at 8.7 and 5.2 percent in 2013. The industry attributes continued growth to urban Indonesian’s increased purchasing power, tourism, and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibitions) development. Download (PDF)


Retail Foods 2014|Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/23/2014

While traditional markets still account for the majority of retail food sales in Indonesia, modern retail holds a significant share and is growing. Traditional retail outlets to include wet markets and independent grocery stores are gradually being replaced by modern outlets. The burgeoning hypermarket, supermarket and minimarket sectors are opportunities for U.S. food products. Download (PDF)


Coffee, Green Coffee Semiannual Update|Coffee|Jakarta|Indonesia|11/18/2014

Growing coffee consumption in Indonesia is transforming Indonesia’s coffee trade. Industry sources estimate that local consumption growth (six to eight percent) is outpacing production growth (two or three percent). Given the reported growth of local coffee consumption, Post revises 2013/14 domestic use to 2.83 million bags (GBE) and 2014/15 domestic use to 2.9 million bags. 2014/15 Arabica production is revised down 100,000 bags to 1.45 million bags. Download (PDF)


Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative|Jakarta|Indonesia|10/24/2014.

This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as are currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Updated sections are part of Section I, II, VI, VIII, IX, XI, and Appendix IV. Download (PDF)


Dairy and Products Annual Report 2014

Indonesian imports of nonfat dry milk slowed in 2013 due to tight international supplies. This is expected to continue in 2014, although Post expects a rebound in 2015, dependent on international prices. Post estimates CY 2014 Indonesian whole milk powder imports to decrease to 48,000 MT compared to 50,000 MT in CY 2013, based on the same conditions. Indonesian WMP imports are also expected to rebound in CY 2015 to 50,000 MT. Download (PDF)


New Regulation on Animal Quarantine Measures|Agricultural Situation FAIRS Subject Report Livestock and Products Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety Trade Policy Monitoring|Jakarta|Indonesia|8/25/2014

On May 12, 2014 Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation No. 65/2014 on animal quarantine measures for importation, exportation and distribution of consumable products of animal origin. Quarantine measures can be in the form of inspection, detention, rejection, eradication, and releasing of the products. Documentation and/or physical inspections will be conducted to include SPS, Halal certificate, packaging, temperature, and condition of the products. Download (PDF)


2014|Biotechnology and Other New Production Technologies|Jakarta|Indonesia|8/1/2014

This report updates the Indonesian 2013 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report. The Indonesian National Biosafety Commission for Genetically Engineered Products (BCGEP) was reactivated on June 2, 2014 through the Presidential Regulation No. 53/2014. Biosafety Commission members, however, have not yet been appointed. Their appointments are expected to be confirmed by August 2014. When the BCGEP is in place and working, there is hope that the biosafety assessment process for genetically engin… Download (PDF)


GOI New Regulation on Rice Exports and Imports|Agricultural Situation Grain and Feed Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative|Jakarta|Indonesia|5/6/2014

Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 19/M-DAG/PER/3/2014 repeals the eligibility of private importers holding a general import license to import rice. Rice importers must now become Registered Importers or Producer Importers of rice. Under Regulation 19/2014, the government reserves the right to import medium grain rice through the National Logistics Agency. Download (PDF)


New Regulation on Alcoholic Beverage Distribution |Beverages FAIRS Subject Report Retail Foods Trade Policy Monitoring Wine|Jakarta|Indonesia|5/6/2014

Indonesia’s new regulation No. 20/2014 (April 11, 2014) “Controlling and Monitoring of Alcoholic Beverages Supply, Distribution and Sale,” specifies import and distribution rules for alcoholic beverages. The regulation describes requirements for importers to become registered importers, includes precise directions on which types of alcoholic beverages can be sold in various retail formats, and explains how the Government of Indonesia determines alcoholic beverage demand… Download (PDF)


Alcohol Beverages Excise Tax Update |FAIRS Subject Report|Jakarta|Indonesia|4/23/2014

This report lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. Sections Updated: Section I; Section III; Section V; and Appendix I. Download (PDF)


Exporter Guide Update 2013|Exporter Guide|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/2/2014

Indonesia faces economic challenges moving into 2014, with the World Bank forecasting declining growth at 5.3 percent. Despite expanding levels of trade, ambiguous trade regulations, elections, and a trade policy with a nationalistic food sovereignty outlook inhibit exports. Opportunities exist for products to service an increasingly urban and time sensitive population, as well as inputs for Indonesia’s growing food processing industry. Download (PDF)


FAIRS Country Report 2013|Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/2/2014

This report provides updated technical information for requirements and regulations on food and agriculture products as are currently required by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). Sections Updated are part of section I, II, IV, VI, VII, IX, X, APPENDIX I, II, and IV. Download (PDF)


Food Processing Ingredients Update 2013|Food Processing Ingredients|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/2/2014

The Indonesian food processing industry serves a population of 240 million and offers significant market potential for U.S. food and ingredient suppliers. In 2012, the product value of Indonesia’s large and medium food processing industry was $71.76 billion. The Indonesian food processing industry produces food products catering to all levels of consumers. Download (PDF)


HRI Update 2013|Food Service – Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Jakarta|Indonesia|1/2/2014

Hotel and restaurant industry was growth at average 6.5 and 5.7 percent during 2007-2012. The industry attributes continued growth to unban Indonesian’s increased purchasing power, tourism, and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibitions) development. These factors have led to dramatic growth of major international hotels, restaurants, and bakery chains. Download (PDF)


Indonesia Retail Report Update 2013|Retail Foods|Jakarta|Indonesia|12/18/2013

While traditional markets still account for the majority of retail food sales in Indonesia, modern retail holds a significant share and is growing. Traditional retail outlets to include wet markets and independent grocery stores are gradually being replaced by modern outlets. The burgeoning hypermarket, supermarket and minimarket sectors are opportunities for U.S. food products. U.S. apple, table grapes, processed fruit and vegetables products as well as snack food enjoy a prominent position… Download (PDF)


Revised Horticultural Import Regulations|Agricultural Situation Fresh Fruit Trade Policy Monitoring FAIRS Subject Report|Jakarta|Indonesia|9/20/2013

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade have revised the import policy for horticultural products. Key changes include the stipulation that registered importers of horticultural products must import 80% of the total allocation within a six month period. Chili and shallot imports will be subject to a reference price system. Download (PDF)