NPIK is regulated by Trade Ministry Regulation, Permendag No. 05/DJPLN/KP/III/2002 dated 7 March 2002. Based on this regulation, there are some goods need to have NPIK such as corn, rice, soy bean, case sugar, textile, shoes and other, electronic and any component, and toys. Customer who is doing import of such commodity, is required to have the NPIK.
However, as per July 2015, the government re-evaluate this regulation. They stated that this regulation is not quite relevant anymore (see new Trade Ministry’s Regulation No. 50/M-DAG/PER/7/2015, released in July 2015). Therefore, import companies should re-check directly to the Ministry of Trade about this regulation when they are doing import process, whether it needs to be completed with NPIK requirement. Some policies can be change in the implementation level and should be anticipated in order to smoothen the import process in the custom door.
With the release of the new regulations, NPIK shall not be used in import process for such commodities, and for those importers that already possessed the Registration Number, it will be treated as a documentation necessities for prior importation that has been done before.