【ジャカルタ】Indonesia Issues New Guideline on Sanctions for Delay in Smelter Construction and Accelerates the Ban on Nickel Ore Export
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) recently issued Regulation No. 11 of 2019 (Regulation 11), which accelerates the ban on export of nickel ore with content below 1.7% to 31 December 2019. If a mining company has previously obtained an export recommendation for the period beyond 31 December 2019, the recommendation will only be valid until 31 December 2019. Under the previous regulation, mining companies were allowed to export nickel ore with content below 1.7% until 11 January 2022, subject to the progress of the company's smelter construction in Indonesia. Regulation 11 still allows mining companies to export washed bauxite with a minimum Al2O3 content of 42% until 11 January 2022, subject to the progress of the company's smelter construction.