GPQI-EuroCham dialogue on SNI certification develop-ment and implementation
On 14 December 2022, the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) in collaboration with EuroCham Indonesia organised a dialogue on the development and implementation of Indonesian National Standards (Standar Nasional Indonesia - SNI) certification. The dialogue was held to discuss the Minister of Industry Regulation No. 45 Year 2022 (MoI Reg 45/2022) regarding the standardisation of industry which entered into force on 04 November 2022.
Mr Daniel Purba, Head of the EuroCham Automotive Group and Associate Director of External Affairs at Mercedes-Benz Indonesia and Ms Juliane Spangenberg, Head of GPQI country component Indonesia, opened the event. Mr Purba highlighted the importance of the exchange for companies in Indonesia to better understand the mechanism of the SNI marking under the new regulation. A sentiment echoed by Ms Spangenberg who noted that companies would benefit from further clarification on how the new regulation is implemented.
In an effort to clarify these points, GPQI in collaboration with EuroCham invited Mr Enuh Rosdeni, Head of the Center for Formulation, Application and Enforcement of Industrial Standardisation (Pusat Perumusan, Penerapan dan Pemberlakuan Standardisasi Industri – P4SI) of the Agency for Standardisation and Policy for Industrial Service (Badan Standardisasi dan Kebijakan Jasa Industri – BSKJI) of the Ministry of Industry Indonesia (Kementerian Perindustrian - MoI).
Updated SNI System to improve the QI Framework in Indonesia
Updating the previous regulation, Mr Rosdeni stated that few changes were made to SNI certifications to improve the quality infrastructure in Indonesia. These changes include using a QR code, determining mandatory SNI within the ministry, using the National Industry Information System (SIINAS) for application purposes and reviewing the accreditation process of conformity assessment bodies (CAB).
Mr Rosdeni explained that in effort to build trust, the MoI issued a QR code to accompany the SNI marking on industrial products. The QR code will validate the product’s conformity assessment process. However, he noted that the QR code will only be available for new or recertification of SNI applied through the SIINAS app after the MoI Reg 45/2022 has been issued. The SIINAS app is an application created by MoI to manage the registration for SNI certifications.
Mr Rosdeni further clarified that the certification for mandatory SNI through the app will be done by CABs appointed by MoI. He conveyed that, according to the regulation Chapter VI Article 30 Section 4, the certified CABs are reviewed by BSKJI and subsequently included in the list of appointed CABs by the ministry. It is necessary that the CAB is accredited by the Indonesian National Accreditation Body (Komite Akreditasi Nasional – KAN) and is SNI ISO/IEC 17025 and SNI ISO/IEC 17020 certified to be a ministry’s appointed CAB.
A new mandatory SNI system
In his presentation, Mr Rosdeni mentioned the updated process of transitioning from voluntary into mandatory. In accordance with the new regulation, the appointment of a new mandatory SNI is made by the Director General of the relevant sector in the MoI. Afterwards, the Director General will submit a recommendation for revision of the technical regulation to BSKJI. The mandatory SNI will be issued by BSKJI once the recommendation has been accepted. Mr Rosdeni pointed out that companies may voice their inputs to the technical Director General who is responsible for their respective sector. He added that the regulation is still new and therefore a two-year transitional period will apply.
Mr Rosdeni stated that updating the SNI certification system is one of the key efforts in improving the QI system in Indonesia. The dialogue served as a first step in building a better understanding of the new system for industries and companies.
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