Saturday, December 26, 2009

Labels for Non-Food Products

Until now, the government only required Food products to have Indonesian language labels.

According to Tempointeraktif, starting January 2010 other products shall be required to have such kind of labels.

Non Food Label Regulation Starts from January
Thursday, 24 December, 2009 | 13:54 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The government is to apply the Trade Ministerial regulation on Indonesian language labels for non-food products, such as electronics, spare parts and construction tools and materials.

“The regulation is part of the Department’s 100 days program,” said Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu yesterday.

Consumer Protection Director Radu Malam Sembiring explained that labels contain information on producers, importers, product content and other information.
In the beginning, 108 products will be regulated.
Deputy Head of the Indonesian Chamber of Trade and Industry (Kadin), for the Industry, Technology and Maritime Division, Rachmat Gobel, said that the regulation existed to anticipate the flood of importeds product. The label regulation should be tightened so domestic products are up to the standard.

4 comments:

Geeks2las said...

Just dropin' by to visit your site.

H. Nizam said...

Geek2las,

Thanks a lot. Happy holidays

Tom Rees said...

THIS WILL HELP RAISE THE BAR AS FAR AS THE PERCEPTION OF QUALITY RELATED TO THESE AREAS OF THE WORLD.CHINA REALLY HURT INTERNATIONAL TRUST WITH THE LOW QUALITY DOD FOOD SCANDAL..

GREAT JOB ON YOUR BLOG. YOUR HARD EFFORT SHOWS IN THE quality of the work and in such a nice layout!
Cheers, Tom Rees

H. Nizam said...

Rom Rees,

Thank you very much for your kind compliments.

Yes, the purpose of the Label is to make sure about quality of goods, especially smuggled ones.