On February 10, 2022, the Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 7 of 2022 Concerning Distribution and Control of Hazardous Substances was enacted in Indonesia and came into effect on the same day. This regulation is about regulating the distribution of certain hazardous substances.
Businesses working with such chemicals are required to get a business permit in order to handle those substances, label hazardous substances, attach SDS to hazardous substances, and to report the results of distribution. Since there is enforcement of this regulation, the existing Regulations of the Minister of Trade No. 44 of 2009 and No. 47 of 2019 are invalidated.
Hazardous substances refer to chemical substances, biological substances, and substances in the form of pure substances or mixtures that are toxic, carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic, corrosive, and irritating and that may directly or indirectly endanger human health and the environment.
The specific list of hazardous substances can be found in attachments of this particular regulation.
Distribution requirements for hazardous substances
Distribution of hazardous substances is only possible by registered hazardous substances distributors, companies that are dealing with hazardous substances, and registered importers of such hazardous substances:
This consists of large-scale commercial enterprises handling hazardous substances that hold a business identification number under the Indonesia Standard Industrial Classification No. 46653 for hazardous substances distribution.
This consists of local people that work in chemical industries in Indonesia and handle hazardous substances as part of their work in accordance with the industrial sector regulations.
This consists of enterprises that possess a business identification number valid as an import identification number and that are engaged in the import and distribution of hazardous substances.
Registered hazardous substances distributors are supposed to obtain a business permit to handle hazardous substances from the Minister of Trade for the distribution of hazardous materials. The application for the permit shall be made online at https://oss.go.id/.
The documents that are required along with the application are as follows:
a letter of appointment from an industrial company that handles hazardous substances
a written description of the storage, and a document indicating possession of an emergency response system
For industrial companies handling hazardous substances and registered hazardous substances importers, only a business permit in accordance with the law is required.
For hazardous substances listed in Attachment I, among the regulated hazardous substances, industrial companies handling hazardous substances or registered hazardous substances importers may distribute hazardous materials directly to businesses that use them as raw substances. Alternatively, they may be distributed through registered hazardous substances distributors as the intermediary. Hazardous materials listed in Attachment II must be distributed directly from industrial companies handling hazardous substances or registered hazardous substances importers to businesses that use them as raw substances. In other words, registered hazardous substances distributors cannot handle these hazardous materials.
When hazardous substances are distributed, it is an obligation to attach a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and label on packaging. The label must contain the following points:
Type of hazardous materials.
Name and address of registered hazardous substances distributors, industrial companies handling hazardous substances, or registered hazardous substances importers packing the hazardous substances.
Net weight or volume of the hazardous substances.
Reporting of hazardous substances distribution results
Registered hazardous substances distributors, industrial companies handling hazardous substances, and registered hazardous substances importers are required to report the distribution results of hazardous substances online at https://sipt.kemendag.go.id/.
Registered hazardous substances distributors are supposed to report the number of hazardous substances obtained from industrial companies handling hazardous substances or registered hazardous substances importers.