Sun, 26 Sep 2010

Pontianak, W Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - All imported goods must be provided with Bahasa Indonesia labels before entering the Indonesian market, a trade official said here Saturday.

Trade Ministry official Very Anggrijono said the requirement was one of the ways to prevent the free circulation of goods that are subject to trading system rules or that must remain under surveillance.

He said the ministry will also cooperate with the Police and Customs office in monitoring the flow of imported goods.

Previously, the government through Trade Ministry Regulation No 22/M-DAG/PER/5/2010 dated May 21, 2010 had sped up the implementation of the Bahasa Indonesia label requirement for imported goods.

The regulation was a measure to protect consumers from black market goods in accordance with Consumers` Protection Law No.8/ 1999.

Goods that must have Bahasa Indonesia labels are electronic household appliances, telecommunication and informatics goods, building materials, motor vehicle needs (spare parts and others), and a list of other items, including electrical cable, socks, footwear, leather products, switches, toys, and apparel.(*)