10 April 2019
INDONESIA: Mandatory Registration and Testing Introduced for Hazardous Products
As of 14 August 2019, all electrical and electronic devices (as well as any items containing hazardous chemicals, such as rubber footwear, crayons or mattresses) need to be subjected to safety testing and registered with the Trade Ministry prior to being offered for sale. In line with this, producers/importers are obliged to implement the officially-stipulated checks with regard to health, safety, security and possible negative environmental implications.
Once the testing process has been satisfactorily completed, producers/importers must then apply for a registration number via the Directorate General of Consumer Protection and Trade Order’s online licensing system. In addition, applicants must be in possession of a Business Registration Number (Nomor Induk Berusaha – NIB) and should include a self-declaration detailing the brand and type of product concerned, as well as the names and addresses of the relevant distributors, agents, wholesalers and/or retailers.
The application must also be supported by the relevant laboratory test results, which must have been issued no more than six months prior to the date of application. In addition, producers must provide a copy of their business licence, while importers are required to submit a copy of their trading permit.
Once registered and introduced to the market, the relevant goods must bear labels clearly displaying their registration number. All such goods also need to be re-registered every five years. Businesses failing to register such products or those found to be trading in any such items in breach of the regulations may have their products forcibly withdrawn from the market, while also being liable to financial penalties and the revocation of their business licence/trading permits.