Indonesia has said it will comply with the IMO 2020 bunker rules in full, in an apparent reversal of its earlier stance that Indonesia-flagged vessels in domestic trade would be exempted.

In a statemented cited by various media outlets, the country’s transport ministry said all ships may not consume marine fuels with sulphur contents exceeding 0.5% from next January.

Sudiono, the ministry’s director of shipping maritime affairs, reportedly said the rule would apply to “all Indonesia-flagged vessels…both for domestic and foreign shipping”.