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The Ministry of Finance Issued New Rules on Import Customs Inspection

The Ministry of Finance Issued New Rules on Import Customs Inspection

Timerilis.com – The Minister of Finance issued new rules on customs inspection for imports in Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) number 185/PMK.04/2022. This is a replacement for PMK number 139/PMK.04/2007 as amended by PMK number 225/PMK.04/2015 and comes into effect after 30 days from the date of promulgation on December 12, 2022.

Director of Communication and Guidance for Service Users of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise of the Ministry of Finance, Nirwala Dwi Heryanto said the PMK replacement was to simplify the provisions for physical inspection of imported goods and document research.

“The replacement of the PMK aims to improve the flow of goods and accelerate the implementation of customs inspection regarding imports,” Nirwala said in an official statement received by Republika, Sunday (8/1/2023).

He added, the PMK replacement is a follow-up to the Bureaucratic Reform and Institutional Transformation (RBTK) program. In line with efforts to fine-tuned business processes and information technology. It is necessary to replace the regulations on the inspection of goods regarding imports with a more comprehensive PMK.

Customs inspection on imported goods is document research and physical inspection of goods. Customs inspection will be conducted after the importer or PPJK (Customs Service Management Entrepreneur) submits an import customs declaration or customs supplementary document to obtain appropriate data and assessment.

Document research is done by a service computer system (SKP) and/or customs officials assigned as document examiners. To ensure that customs declarations are complete and correct.

Document research by SKP includes the entirety and authenticity of filling out the import customs declaration; and fulfillment of the provisions of prohibitions and/or restrictions.

Meanwhile, the physical inspection of goods is carried out by the Physical Examining Officer (PFF) by opening the packaging of goods and/or using a scanner.

Physical inspection of goods through electronic media is carried out after obtaining approval from the Customs Officer based on a request from the importer or PPJK. Meanwhile, inspection using a scanner served as a substitute for and or before an inspection by opening the package.

Nirwala explained, based on the physical report of goods, importers, PPJK, TPS (temporary stockpile) entrepreneurs, and TPP (customs stockpile) managers or other places that function as TPPs, prepare goods.

“In the new PMK, the procedure for preparing goods is done through a notification mechanism for the readiness of goods from the importer / PPJK to the Customs Officer or goods preparation order from the Customs Officer to the TPS Entrepreneur. This procedure at the customs office is made by the Head of the Customs Office for each TPS,” he said.

Nirwala said, this rule also regulates that physical inspection can be postponed if the container seal is damaged and/or has been opened, and the goods being inspected have special properties.

So, it is not possible to inspect the TPS if it requires the assistance of special tools, technical knowledge of certain technical experts, or other technical constraints that don’t allow physical inspection of goods. (Eva)

Source: republika.co.id