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.