Indonesian President signs regulation on alcoholic beverage control

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed new regulation on alcoholic beverage control. The new regulation replaced the Presidential Decree No. 74/2013 cancelled by Supreme Court in last June. The regulation put alcoholic beverages under government’s control.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

“The regulation is related to alcoholic beverages from both domestic and import, including their sales,” Article 3 Paragraph 3 at Presidential Decree No. 74/2013 says.

The new regulation put alcoholic beverages into three categories, namely Class A, B and C. Class A consists of beverages containing ethyl alcohol or ethanol (C2H5OH) with a level up to five percent. Class B is for beverages with ethanol more than five to 20 percent, while Class C is for beverages with ethanol more than 20 to 55 percent.

alcohol2All types of alcoholic beverages can only be sold in certain places including hotels, bars, restaurants and duty free shop. Class A can be sold in retail stores.

The regulation also gives authority to governors, regents, and mayors to determine where alcoholic beverages can be sold or consumed. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be sold near worship places, schools, and hospitals.

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http://www.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/14/01/03/myu00m-president-signs-regulation-on-alcoholic-beverage-control

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