Indonesia National Standard/Standar Nasional Indonesia (SNI) is the only standard applied nationally in Indonesia. SNI formulated by the Technical Committee and confirmed by the National Standardization Agency/Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN). In order to gained wide acceptance among stakeholders, SNI is formulated in compliance with the WTO Code of Good Practice, which includes:
The application of SNI is essentially voluntary, but for the purposes of protecting the public interest, the state security, national economic development and environment conservation, the Government may impose certain mandatory SNI. Enforcement of Compulsory SNI is done through the issue of technical regulations by government agencies that have the authority to regulate the activities and the circulation of products (regulator). In this case, the activities and products that do not meet the provisions of the SNI be forbidden.
SNI have to be supported by the market surveillance, both pre-market surveillance to establish the activities or products that have met the requirements of the mandatory SNI and post-market surveillance to monitor and correct the activities or products that have not complied with the SNI. If the function of conformity assessment with the regional voluntary a confession, then for SNI mandatory conformity assessment is one of the requirements that must be met by all parties concerned. Thus the conformity assessment serves as part of the pre-market surveillance performed by the regulator.
Given that the application of technical regulations in a country also applies to imported products, it is to avoid the barriers to international trade / WTO member countries including Indonesia have agreed Agreement on Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT) and the Agreement on Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary Measures (SPS). The effort to reduce trade barriers will go well if each country in enacting a mandatory standard, applying the Good Regulatory Practices.
Role and Tasks of the Standardization Section of Center for Textile (CFT)
P In the sector of textiles and textile products, Standardization Section of CFT actively participated in the preparation of SNI in accordance with his duties, among others:
“Did the preparation of materials planning, assessment, development, design, implementation and revision of standards in the field of textile industry".
Mandatory SNI for Textile and Textile Product