Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade is drafting legislation that will require “plain packaging” for alcoholic beverages containing between 20-55% alcohol and sold at hotels.
The legislation, if it comes into effect, will apply to both domestic and imported alcoholic beverages.
As reported by NusaBali, the Minister of Trade Muhammad Lutfi is keeping details of the legislation secret. The Indonesian legislation would follow a trend in other nations, such as Australia, for cigarette packaging that is intended to reduce consumer appeal for potentially harmful products.
Alcoholic beverages sold in Indonesia is divided into three categories:
- Group A: Containing less than 5% alcohol
- Group B: Containing between 5-20% alcohol.
- Group C: Containing more than 20% alcohol.
According to the Director General of Domestic Trade
, Sri Augustina, told the press that the governor of Bali has the right to control the distribution of alcoholic beverages via provincial regulations.
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