Indonesia Issues Proposal to Mandate Testing and Certification for Food Contact Paper & Paperboard

Indonesia has published a proposal to mandate testing and certification of food contact paper and paperboard. If adopted, the regulations could become effective in 2020.
( | Press Release | 2018-06-08 12:38:18 )
Indonesia has published a proposal to mandate the use of SNI 8218:2015 in the testing and certification of food contact paper and paperboard.

Circulated in April 2018 by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the notification covers both materials and articles and contains several important elements, including:
• Mandating the use of SNI 8218:2015 ‘Kertas dan karton untuk kemasan pangan’ (paper and paperboard for food packaging), a standard with specific performance, physical and chemical requirements
• Requiring certification by a certification body (LSPro) and the use of SNI marking for compliant products

The notification says that the proposal covers paper and paperboard materials and articles with the following HS codes and ICS numbers:
• HS 4804.39.20, HS 4804.42.10, HS 4804.49.10, HS 4804.52.10 and HS 4804.59.10
• HS 480439, HS 480442, HS 480449, HS 480452 and HS 480459
• ICS 55.040, 67.250 and 85.080

It is expected that the proposal will be adopted on June 17, 2018, with an entry into force six months later. The regulations will then come into effect eighteen months after promulgation (probably in 2020).

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