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Applying for Indonesia steel tariff rate quota certificates

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We manage a tariff rate quota for the export of certain steel products to Indonesia. This reduces costs and delays for Australian exporters.

A tariff rate quota is an import quota that allows a quantity of a specified good to enter a country at a reduced tariff rate. The steel quota:

  • improves market access for certain hot and cold rolled steel products
  • reduces barriers to the trade of these goods between Indonesia and Australia

The quota is in force as part of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).

Eligible products

Australian exporters can export up to a certain quota of these steel products in each calendar year.

See details for each harmonised system (HS) code and product type.

7208.39.90

Iron or non-alloy steel in coils:

  • not further worked than hot-rolled
  • of a width of 600 millimetres (mm) or more
  • of a thickness of less than or equal to 3 mm

and either:

  • a thickness of greater than 0.17mm
  • containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon
  • or both

7209.17.10

Iron or non-alloy steel in coils:

  •  not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
  • of a width of 600mm or more but less than 1250mm
  • of a thickness of 0.5mm or more but not exceeding 1mm

7209.18.99

Iron or non-alloy steel in coils (other than tin mill backplate)

  • not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
  • of a width of 600mm or more
  • of a thickness of less than 0.5mm

and either:

  • a thickness of greater than 0.17mm
  • containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon
  • or both

Tariff rate quotas

  • Australian exports of steel products to Indonesia that are within the quota do not attract an export tariff, as long as they meet the requirements under the IA-CEPA Agreement. Exports that meet IA-CEPA requirements, but are outside the quota, attract the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) tariff rate.
  • Quotas are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The quota year runs until 31 December and resets on 1 January each year.
  • The 2020 tonnage is a pro rata tonnage based on an implementation date of 5 July 2020.
  • The quota increases by 5% every year from 1 January.

Year

Quantity of the tariff rate quota (tonnes)

In-quota tariff

Out-of-quota tariff

2020

122,267

0%

AANZFTA rate

2021

262,500

0%

AANZFTA rate

2022

275,625

0%

AANZFTA rate

2023

289,406

0%

AANZFTA rate

2024

303,877

0%

AANZFTA rate

2025

319,070

0%

AANZFTA rate

2026

335,024

0%

AANZFTA rate

2027

351,775

0%

AANZFTA rate

2028

369,364

0%

AANZFTA rate

2029

387,832

0%

AANZFTA rate

Apply for a certificate

You can apply for a quota certificate once the IA-CEPA comes into force on 5 July 2020.

Read the Guidelines for steel and tariff rate quotas [73KB PDF] [602KB DOCX]

To discuss your proposal and start the application process, email quota.unit [at] industry.gov.au.

As part of the process you will need to:

Successful applicants will receive an email with the quota certificate.

Altering certificates

If there is an error in your certificate, or information changed before the export is complete, you must notify us at quota.unit [at] industry.gov.au. Per the guidelines, the certificate will be cancelled and reprocessed as a new application.

Read more

Contact us

Email quota.unit [at] industry.gov.au

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Last updated: 29 June 2020

Content ID: 67166