New factsheet on the automotive sector in Indonesia


The recently published factsheet informs about the most important regulations and developments in the Indonesian automotive sector in the last years. The focus lies on electromobility. It presents the latest regulations of the ASEAN agreement on the mutual recognition of type approval for automotive products.

E-mobility is becoming more and more important in Indonesia's automotive sector.
E-mobility is becoming more and more important in Indonesia's automotive sector. © Chuttersnap / Unsplash

In Indonesia, regulations for the automotive sector and specifically for e-mobility have changed significantly in the last three years. E-mobility is becoming more and more important. Many new regulations have been introduced to promote the e-mobility market. For companies looking to enter the Indonesian automotive market, it can be difficult to understand the recently launched regulations.


Indonesia is an attractive and important market with a population of over 260 million people. The country is one of the 20 largest economies in the world. It also has many raw materials needed to produce batteries for electric cars. Indonesia plans to become a major player in battery cell production. Therefore, it is important for the country to be integrated into global value chains and to facilitate trade.


E-mobility is an important topic within the German-Indonesian Dialogue on QI

To achieve this goal, it is crucial that products meet international standards. The German-Indonesian Working Group on Quality Infrastructure (QI) of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) advocates the use of international standards. The experts seek to ensure that Indonesian standards and technical regulations in the field of e-mobility are aligned with international standards. The working group also promotes the implementation of certification systems of IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in Indonesia’s automotive sector.


In the framework of the German-Indonesian Dialogue on QI, GPQI developed and published the factsheet "The Automotive Sector in Indonesia". It is available in English on GPQI’s website.


The factsheet explains new regulations in the e-mobility market

A central topic in the factsheet are the regulations on electromobility in Indonesia. In 2019, the Presidential Regulation on the Acceleration of the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Programme for Road Transportation in Indonesia was issued. According to this regulation, companies of the battery electric vehicle industry must have a business licence and establish manufacturing or assembly facilities in Indonesia. They must also prioritise the use of domestic components. The factsheet explains these regulations in detail.


Furthermore, the factsheet highlights the new requirements for conformity assessment bodies in Indonesia that came into force in 2021. It stipulates that only accredited and designated conformity assessment bodies can assess the conformity with Indonesian National Standards (SNI), technical specifications and mandatory process instructions.


Find more information and insights about the automotive sector in the factsheet.

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