On September 28, 2015, the Minister of Trade (“MOT”) issued Regulation No.70/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 on Importer Identification Number (Angka Pengenal Impor – “API”) (“Regulation 70/2015”). Regulation 70/2015 will revoke and replace MOT Regulation No. 27/M-DAG/PER/5/2012 as amended by MOT Regulation No. 59/MDAG/PER/9/2012 and MOT Regulation No. 84/M-DAG/PER/12/2012 (collectively referred to as “MOT Regulations 2012”), which regulated similar matters. Regulation 70/2015 is aimed to simplify and shorten the licensing process regulated under MOT Regulations 2012.
API is a mandatory document for business of importing every type of goods to Indonesia and there are two types of API, namely:
- General API (API UMUM – “API U”) is granted to any importer intending to import certain goods for its trading purposes; and
- Producer API (API Produsen – “API P”) is granted to any importer intending to import industrial goods for its producing activities.
Further, the provision in the old regulation requiring an importer to be awarded only one type of API for importing goods to any area in Indonesia still remains in Regulation 70/2015.
Please be advised that this Regulation 70/2015 will come into force starting 1 January 2016.
In this Client Update, we outline several key changes on API as regulated under Regulation 70/2015, as follows:
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This note is intended to give an overview only on the key changes in Regulation 70/2015, compared to MOT Regulations 2012. There are other changes that need to be considered by the importers planning to import goods to Indonesia as per the Regulation 70/2015.