Indonesia Revamps e-Catalogue Procurement System

On February 11th and 14th, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia implemented significant structural and procedural changes to the government procurement system known as e-Catalogue as it applies to medical devices (reference announcement KN.01.04/3/630/2022). Under the new rules, oversight of the e-Catalogue has been moved under the Ministry of Health and will not require negotiations.

Indonesia to Permit Some Class A Products to Register via Notification

On January 10, 2022, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health released Indonesia Class A Notification Announcement 01.05500242022 establishing a new registration route for some low risk medical devices effective immediately.

Indonesia Freezes Government Purchases of 79 Categories of Imported Medical Devices

Per Presidential Regulation 12/2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is requiring products with a Domestic Component Level (TKDN) and Benefit Weigh Value (BMP) of 40% or more be purchased by government hospitals regardless of available foreign products.

COVID Test Kits Now Require In-Country Testing in the Philippines and Indonesia

At this time Indonesia’s Ministry of Health will only regulation Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) while the Philippines Department of Health will require testing for RDTs, along with other related products such as Nucleic Acid Extraction Kits and COVID-19 antibody tests. It’s expected that the process will require 1-2 months in each country.

Indonesia e-Catalogue to Soon Open for 1,480 Medical Device Categories

The Indonesia Ministry of Health recently announced that they will be opening the e-catalogue enrollment period and will soon begin accepting applications for 1,480 product categories.

Indonesia Market Summary and Registered Devices Review

In recent years, the government has made healthcare a priority for the 261 million Indonesians, providing a lot of potential for medical device manufacturers of all technology levels. The government has also taken numerous steps to curb corruption through their online e-catalogue and other methods which has helped bring in more foreign companies and investment.


Medical device manufacturers are advised to prepare e-Catalogue applications early and be vigilant for the enrollment announcement. Implementing an optimal pricing strategy will be critical to successful public hospital sales. ​The e-Catalogue system also increases the importance of independent license holding in Indonesia because there is little room for regional dealer margin under the price scheme.


The Indonesian government procurement agency, known as LKPP, has invited medical device companies to apply for any existing e-Catalogue contract extensions by July of 2019