The Indonesian government recently finalized its scrap exporter registration process. Mandatory exporter registration is a part of the scrap import regulations it implemented in late 2019.
ISRI requested and the government agreed to a grace period from the July 1 registration deadline to Oct. 1, but “exporters are encouraged to begin the registration process as early as possible,” a June 24 ISRI Member Alert e-mail states.
To register, U.S. scrap exporting companies, and other companies exporting U.S. scrap, must e-mail and mail certain documents—some authenticated or notarized—to the Indonesian embassy or one of its consulates in the United States and pay a $125 fee. The Indonesian government reports it will take up to five days to assess and process a registration, but it also notes that “you should expect significant delay” due to COVID-19 public health measures. Registration requirements might differ in other countries, ISRI says, so it recommends exporters based in or shipping material from other countries check with the Indonesian embassies or consulates in those countries.
For more details on the requirements, go to Exporter Registration Alert and Exporter Registration Process Alert.