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

Public ID: PID-B6L63G

Overseas shipping vessels cannot be registered in Indonesia

in Indonesia

Trade barrier summary

According to the provisions of the Indonesian Commercial code (ICC) and the Shipping Law MOT Reg 39/2017, a foreign vessel can only be registered in Indonesia if it is in a joint-venture company – in which at least 51% of the share are owned by an Indonesia citizen.
Additional requirements include a gross tonnage of at least 7 tonnes.
The Minister of Transportation ("MOT") Regulation No. PM 39 (2017) states that registration includes: ownership rights; granting of mortgage; and other proprietary rights, such as bareboat charter and leasing.
The Shipping Law No. 17 (2008) states that vessels that do not meet registration requirements cannot acquire legal status.

Sectors affected

  • Maritime



Date reported

4 February 2020

Last updated

17 December 2020

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