16 May 2013
Indonesia Mandates Standards, Certification and Labelling for Toy Safety
Indonesia recently mandated the use of Indonesian National Standards for toys under specific tariff codes. Other obligations in the new law include product certification and the use of the Indonesian National Standard Certification Mark. The new law takes effect on 2 October 2013.
In July 2012, Indonesia notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that toys manufactured domestically or imported, distributed and marketed in the country shall fulfill the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) and Technical requirements.1
On 2 April 2013, the Minister of Industry of Indonesia signed Regulation Number 24/M-IND/PER/4/2013 to mandate the use of SNI and other technical specifications for toy safety.2 Toys are defined as products or materials designed and intended for children up to the age of 14 with consideration on the normal behavior of a child as well as the possibility of improper usage in accordance with the habits of a child.
Under the new law, the Minister of Industry imposed mandatory standards to a list of toy products under specific Harmonised System (HS, Tariff) Codes. Manufacturers of such toys shall certify (Product Certification) that the toys comply with the appropriate mandatory SNI safety standards and shall obtain the Indonesian National Standard Certification Mark (SPPT-SNI) issued by the Institute of Product Certification. The issuance of SPPT-SNI is in accordance with the National Standard Guidelines (PSN) 302:2006.3
In order to obtain Product Certification, a manufacturer or importer must conduct testing by a laboratory or Product Certification Body (Product CB – LS Pro) accredited by KAN (National Accreditation Body) or a Product-CB designated by the Ministry of Industry.
Upon issuance of the SPPT-SNI, the manufacturer or importer must place the SNI mark on each product and / or packaging. The toy product and / or packaging is also obliged to comply with the labelling requirements in accordance with the requirements under Ministry of Trade No: 22/M-DAG/PER/5/2010.4
The new law takes effect 6 months after promulgation; 2 October 2013. Highlights of the standards and requirements as well as the scope of toy products with specific HS codes are summarised in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
|New standards and requirements of toy safety|
|Different types of toys|
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1 Document G/TBT/N/IDN/64, 16 July 2012
2 Regulation of the Minister of Industry No 24/M-IND/PER/4/2013
3 National Standards Guidelines (PSN) 302:2006
4 Regulation of the Minister of Trade No: 22/MDAG/PER/5/2010