On June 13, 2019, The Ministry of Trade in issued Regulation of the Government 33/2019 on the Imposition of Administrative Sanctions upon Warehouse Owners who fail to Register Their Warehouses in Indonesia. Regulation 33/2019 serves as an implementing regulation of the Trade Law, also known as Law No. 7/2014.
Under the Trade Law, it is compulsory for all warehouse owners to register their warehouses – warehouses failing to comply with this obligation will have to face administrative sanctions. Regulation 33/2019 will become effective on November 6, 2019.
Below are the specific matters included under the Regulation 33/2019 that will be effective very soon:
Warehouse categories that are under the registration requirements
Administrative sanctions and their details
In accordance with the Trade Law in Indonesia, business owners are required to register their warehouses based on their categories. These categories are decided based on their storage capacities and areas. In Regulation 33/2019, there are four types of warehouse categories:
Class A Closed Warehouses
Class B Closed Warehouses
Class C Closed Warehouses
Class D Closed Warehouses
Things that business owners need to take note of:
The Trade Law specifies that warehouse owners will have to face administrative sanctions if they fail to register their warehouses. The administrative sanctions imposed are in the form of warehouse temporary closure in Indonesia and/or fines of up to IDR 2 billion.
Furthermore, more applicable sanctions are added under Regulation 33/2019, and the details are stated in the following:
Registering your warehouse in Indonesia is an important step to ensure your business can run smoothly. Take this step and you can avoid those unnecessary sanctions.
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