Indonesia Indonesia promulgates regulation on import of ODS and HFCs

Indonesia promulgates regulation on import of ODS and HFCs

On May 16, 2024, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry promulgated Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry No. 7/2024 on Procedures for Issuing Recommendations for Import Permits of Ozone Depleting Substances and Hydrofluorocarbons, which became effective on the date of promulgation. This Regulation establishes detailed import procedures to control the import of ozone depleting substances and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It also sets consumption reduction targets for ozone depleting substances in Annex II and for HFCs in Annex IV.


The Regulation can be downloaded at:


Target substances of the Regulation

The substances covered by the Regulation are listed in the following annexes:

  • Annex I: Ozone depleting substances
  • Annex III: HFCs


Specifically, the controlled ozone depleting substances listed in Annex I are methyl bromide, single substances of HCFCs, and mixed substances of HCFCs, PFCs, and HFCs (Note from EnviX: The Regulation refers to ozone depleting substances as “BPO,” an Indonesian acronym for “Bahan Perusak Lapisan Ozon”). Whereas the controlled HFCs listed in Annex III are single substances of HFCs and mixed substances containing HFCs.


Import of ozone depleting substances

Importers of ozone depleting substances must first register with the Indonesia National Single Window System (SINSW). And importers who sell/transfer their imported goods to others (i.e., General Importer Identification Number (API-U) Holders) are required to submit the following documents when applying for an import permit. Every import permit remains valid for one year.

  1. Details of goods to be imported
  2. Distribution plan for the goods to be imported
  3. Previous year’s records of import and distribution of goods
  4. Previous year’s import permit (document) for ozone depleting substances
  5. For importers of methyl bromide, the pesticide registration number and the letter of decision from the Minister of Agriculture regarding the granting of a permanent permit
  6. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  7. Certificate of Analysis (CoA)
  8. Certificate of registration of hazardous and toxic substance (B3)


Importers who hold the above-described API-U must report their import and distribution of ozone depleting substances via SINSW.


Import of HFCs

The import of HFCs also requires a permit. Those who import HFCs for their own use, as known as “Producing Importer Identification Number (API-P) Holders,” must submit the following documents. The import permit to be issued is valid for one year.

  1. Details of goods to be imported
  2. Data on the production of goods using HFCs for one year prior to the import
  3. Data on production plans for HFC-using goods during the next one year
  4. Production facility data
  5. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  6. Certificate of Analysis (CoA)


Importers who hold the above-described API-Ps must report their import and use records of HFCs via SINSW.

Author / Responsibility

AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

Business Performance

Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting


MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji