This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-AG2ZQ9

UK exporters to Indonesia face widespread local content requirements

in Indonesia

Trade barrier summary

Requirements for local content in Indonesia apply to many sectors. The requirements include:
- retail operators to source 80% of their products locally
- defence users to use locally produced defence and security tools when possible
- overseas companies to have joint operations with local companies and increase the use of domestic products
- stringent local content requirements for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) telecom towers, LTE-based standard of telecommunication devices and/or equipment
- local content for mobile devices and electronic devices
- exports of coal and crude palm oil, and imports of rice and government procurement goods must use national shipping lines and insurance.

Sectors affected

  • Advanced engineering
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer and retail
  • Defence
  • Energy
  • Financial and professional services
  • Maritime
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • Technology and smart cities



Date reported

18 September 2020

Last updated

1 June 2022

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