Before an Indonesian company can export its products, it needs to make sure it meets all Indonesian export requirements. The main steps for Indonesian companies to consider have been listed below, but Indonesian exporters should also visit the Directorate General for National Export Development (http://djpen.kemendag.go.id) web site for a complete understanding of all Indonesian export requirements. DGNED has also provided a list of Indonesian Service Institutions (http://djpen.kemendag.go.id/app_frontend/contents/58-export-service-institutions) that might be involved in the export process. Indonesian exporters should review this list to see which ones apply to their product or service.
Visit The Indonesia National Trade Repository web site at www.insw.go.id for more information on Indonesian export requirements.
Requirements for all Indonesian Exporters
- It should be a legal entity
- It must have a TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number-NPWP)
- It must have a license issued by the Government
Types of Indonesian Exporters
An Indonesian firm can be classified either as a Manufacturer Exporter or as a Non-Manufacturer Exporter. Each has different requirements. Source: DGNED web site http://djpen.kemendag.go.id/app_frontend/contents/24-requirements-for-exporters
Indonesian exporters can visit the Tax Procedure section on the DGNED web site (http://djpen.kemendag.go.id/app_frontend/contents/48-tax-procedure) for details on tax procedure for these four product groups. If an Indonesian exporter’s product is not one of the four mentioned above, exporters are still recommended to visit the DGNED web site to make sure there haven’t been any changes to the list of taxable export products.
Indonesian exporters need to know some provisions/regulations on goods to be exported (both Indonesian government regulations and regulations of the export destinations). In accordance with Indonesian Minister of Trade Regulation number 13/M-DAG/ PER/3/2012 dated March 19, 2012,
exported goods are classified into the following three categories:
- Export-Free Goods
- Export-Controlled Goods
- Export-Prohibited Goods
Other regulations regarding exports can be found on the web site of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia (www.kemendag.go.id), in the News menu.
In general, Indonesian customs procedures for export are as follows:
- The exported goods must be reported in advance to the customs office by filling out the export declaration (PEB) documents.
- PEB registration must include a Company Master Number (NIPER) as well as any other necessary documentation. PEB must be submitted no sooner than 7 days before the estimated date of export and no later than before the exported goods enter the Custom Area.
- The settlement of export tax must be completed if the goods are subject to export tax. The delivery of PEB can be done by the exporter or by an authorized PPJK (Pengusaha Pengurusan Jasa Kepabeanan—Customs Clearance Service Company).
- Physical and document checks of the exported goods.
- Approval and loading of exported goods to the carriers.
Indonesian exporters should visit the Customs Clearance (http://djpen.kemendag.go.id/app_frontend/contents/49-flowchart-of-customs-clearance) section on the DGNED web site for more information on the Indonesian customs clearance process.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Export Guide Annex 5: Indonesian export requirements and process.