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Indonesia’s New Clothing Standards: A Guide to Technical Specifications and Compliance

Dec 13, 2023 Indonesia’s New Clothing Standards: A Guide to Technical Specifications and Compliance

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On 21 November 2023, Indonesia published a draft decree on the mandatory implementation of technical specifications for clothing. The decree would apply to clothing produced, imported, distributed or marketed in the country, as well as clothing traded through e-commerce.

The producers who produce the clothing in scope shall comply with technical specification requirements proven by having a Product Certificate for Using Conformity Mark. Such production certification must be issued by Product Certification Body accredited by KAN and appointed by the Minister of Industry.

Products that are distributed in the domestic market that originated domestically and are imported shall meet requirements listed in Annex II of the Technical Specification of Apparel.

The Product Certification for Using the Conformity Mark must be marked electronically in the form of a QR Code which contains an electronic link to the certificate information in SIINas.

The Certification of conformity must at least include the following information:

  • Name and address of overseas industrial company or manufacturer;
  • Factory address
  • Brand
  • Type of apparel
  • ST title
  • Date of issue of the Certification of Conformity
  • Validity period of the Certification

In terms of imported apparel products, the Certification of Conformity must also include the name and address of the Official Representative and warehouse address.

In addition, overseas manufacturers must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have a business license electronically marked in the form of a quick response code (QR code) or a certificate of business license from the competent authority;
  • Have its own brand for apparel; have certain equipment in the facility (sewing machine, serger, pattern and/or fabric cutting tools);
  • Comply with the requirements in Annex II;
  • Have an authorised representative.

SNI certificate and letter of approval issued under SNI 8101:2017 shall remain valid after this draft decree entered into force. Apparel that has been marked with SNI mark is also exempted from the obligation to be marked electronically. However, All documents must be adjusted to comply with this decree within a maximum period of 12 months after the commencement, and clothing produced before the enforcement of this draft decree may continue to be used, marketed and circulated until 12 months after the effective date of this draft decree.

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