Import Product must use Bahasa Indonesia

Starting today, Friday, October 1, 2010 all imported non-food products and non-drug labels must state the Indonesian language. This is in accordance with Law No. 8 of 1999 on Consumer Protection.

Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said, the Indonesian-language labeling obligations related enforcement regulations of the Minister of Trade Number 22/M-DAG/PER/5/2010 concerning the inclusion of Label On Goods.

"Setting label Indonesian language used for the effectiveness of coaching and supervision of the implementation of consumer protection," said Mari in Jakarta, this weekend.

The minister added, for the enforcement of domestic products has been carried out on 1 September 2010. Meanwhile, imported goods which have already been on the market pushed back its enforcement of the December 21, 2011 to March 1, 2012.

Let's continue, Indonesian labels listed minimum contain a description of goods and business identity. While health-related goods, safety and security environment (K3) must contain information about the danger symbol, a statement of prudence or a clear warning.

In Permendag Number 22/M-DAG/PER/5/2010 non-food goods include electronics for domestic use, telecommunications, and informatics, building materials means goods, consumer goods vehicles, and other types of goods such as footwear and leather materials so so that total about 103 products.

For supervision, the Ministry of Commerce in cooperation Investigator Consumer Protection of Civil Servants (PPNS-PK) and officers of Trustees of Goods and Services (PPBJ) in the central and regional levels.

"In addition the Ministry of Commerce is in constant socialization of businessmen and government officials," said Mari. Indonesia Today

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