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Sandals under scrutiny as Trade Ministry tightens safety rules

  • News Desk

    Reuters

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 2, 2019   /   03:12 pm
Sandals under scrutiny as Trade Ministry tightens safety rules No owner: These sandals that washed up on Jimbaran Beach. JP/Agung Parameswara (JP/Agung Parameswara)

Trade Ministry has issued rules requiring safety checks and labelling for electronic devices and goods that contain hazardous chemicals, including rubber sandals.

The ministry said Tuesday it did not say why the order was made now, but goods requiring labelling include vacuum cleaners, crayons, rubber footwear, mattresses and handkerchiefs.

Indonesia already has health and safety regulations, but some of those listed under the new rules are not covered.

The regulations, which become effective on Aug. 14, apply to products already in the market. Importers and producers will be given a year to comply.

The trade ministry would issue a register of goods that have passed the safety test and those that fail would be banned, it said.