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


Restrictions on the online distribution of food and drugs in Indonesia affecting UK exporters

in Indonesia

Trade barrier summary

BPOM Regulation 8/2020 imposes new requirements impacting the distribution of drugs on e-commerce platforms. These provisions include the following requirements:
a) E-commerce platforms must obtain an PSEF (e-system provider) license from the relevant authorities;
b) Pharmaceutical industries must conduct online drug distribution through its own electronic system;
c) Products containing precursors cannot be sold via e-commerce sites.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology



Date reported

10 September 2020

Last updated

18 December 2020

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