EXPORTING TO INDONESIA
government has set out procedures of licensing for certain goods of
international trade before customs declaration. To export goods to
Indonesia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Republic of Armenia exporters need to
have a liable importer, which among others, should have an API (Importer
Registry Number), IP (Importer Producer) or IT (Registered Importer),
Import Permit (SPI) and Recommendations from respective Ministry.
are largely two components in the licensing procedure of international
trade, namely license (IP or IT) and import permit (SPI). Each license
and SPI has its own validity period separately. Pre-shipment survey or
survey upon arrival is often required and the survey report is listed as
one of the requirements. Unloading ports are also restricted for some
goods because of availability of facilities.
Requirements for licenses (IP or IT) consist of three types of documented information, they are:
certificates such as TDP (Corporate Registry Number), NPWP taxpayer
Code Number), SIUP (Trade License) or IUI (Industrial Business License).
These are certificates to verify eligibilities of importers.
requirements regarding the import of the particular goods such as
production plan, import plan and statement letters.
letter from the goods controlling ministries, which are Ministry of
Industry or Ministry of Agriculture. It may take some time to prepare
for the application, and this type of documents should be prepared first
in the series of procedures.
getting IP license, importer will check the requirement of specific
technical inspection before the shipment. Sanitary and Phytosanitary
inspection (SPS) or other Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and
restriction of unloading port may be stipulated in the regulation. With
these requirements in mind, importers are expected to prepare the import
getting IT license, importer needs to have SPI which requires
administrative and specific documents. Unlike IT, SPI is more specific
to import. The requirements for SPI are more detail and the validity of
SPI is by shipment, therefore it is shorter than that of IT. It is
important to check whether pre-shipment inspections and port
restrictions are applicable.
the case of IT license, SPI is required before actual import. There are
administrative requirements, other specific requirements and
recommendations from related ministries to obtain an SPI. Most of IP do
not require SPI.
Below is the list of Import Related Statement letters and other documents:
- Statement Letter (Sugar): Statement Letter about acquisition of sugarcane from Sugarcane Farmers Association.
- Statement letter (API-U): A sealed letter from owner that stated having a special relationship with the company abroad.
of Special Relationship: A document validated by Indonesian Embassy in
foreign countries Special Relationship with a company abroad (for
Producer Importer): contractual agreement to share control over an
economic activity, company share ownership, company charter,
agency/distributor agreement, loan agreement, or supplier agreement.
This needs to be validated by Indonesia Embassy in the country of
letter (PI): Statement from API-P owner to do re-export, if certain
industrial goods are imported not match with specified of goods in the
- Temporary Permit: Temporary Investment Registry Number.
Letter (IP-Salt Consumption): A letter legalized by Industry District
Agency that stated 50% production capacity procured from domestic salt
Letter (IP-Salt Consumption): Copy of cooperation agreement letter
between domestic salt producer and importer, legalized by Industry
Contract (IT-Horticulture): Evidence of horticulture products sales
contract with at least with 3 (three) distributor for at least 1 (one)
- Horticulture Distributor (IT-Horticulture): Proof of experience as horticulture distributor at least 1 year.
Letter (IT-Horticulture: Sealed statement letter that stated the
Horticulture Products will not sell directly to consumers or retailers.
Letter (IT-White Plantation Sugar): Statement letter from Sugar
Association that stated 75% of sugar cane procured from the domestic
Industry use: Sales contract with industrial company that stated the
salt use for supporting material in the production process.
License (IT-Multifunction color printer/copier): A letter from foreign
principal of color multifunction machine, color photocopying machine,
and color printing machine certified by Embassy of Indonesia and a
competent Notary Public.
- Product Specification = Brochure, leaflet or other information about product specification.
Letter of Alcohol: Letter from 20 (twenty) brand holder or factory to
assign the importer to distribute their products. This letter should be
validated by a Public Notary and Indonesian Embassy in the country of
Letter of Alcohol: A written statement from the manufacturer of goods
or representatives of the brand holder that assigns the importer to be
the distributor in Indonesia. This letter should be legalized by
Indonesian Embassy in the country of origin.
Letter: Agreement of cooperation with Sub Distributor, Direct Seller or
Retailer of Alcoholic Drink for minimum of 6 (six) provinces
- Domicile Letter: A document to show the location of business entity by ownership of the location or lease agreement.
Registration: Approval of pesticide from the Ministry of Agriculture in
the form of trial recommendation, temporary registration or permanent
Realization Report: A report of quantity of goods that has been
imported by importer as stated in the import permit or import license.
Control Card: A form of import monitoring sheet that consist of import
data such as Import Declaration Number (PIB), Amount of commodity
import, and remaining amount of commodity allowed to be imported. This
form will be valid if it is legalized by Customs and Excise officer at
the entry port.
- Business License: Business license related to the air or sea transportation.
be able to export to Ukraine, Georgia, dan Republic of Armenia,
Indonesian exporters need to have Export Licenses (ET). There are
general provisions of export by 13/M-DAG/PER/3/2012, in which export of
goods are grouped as follows:
(1) Exportable Goods
needs to have NPWP (Tax Payer Identification Number) and other
documents specified by regulation to export; while business entities
need to have SIUP (Trade Business License), TDP (Company Registration),
NPWP and other documents specified by regulation.
(2) Restricted Goods
or business entities should have ET (Registered Exporter), SPE (Export
Permit), LS (Surveyor’s Report), COO (Certificate of Origin) and other
documents specified by regulation to be able to export restricted goods.
In most cases ET requires SPE at times of actual export.
rubber, iron wood, cow or buffalo, fertilizer, gold, silver and mineral
products exporters can only export after obtaining SPE.
Below is the list of export-related specific documents requirements:
Inspection Report: Inspection Report by the Export Verification and Monitoring Team of Swallow Nest.
Quota Certificate: Certificate that explains Exporter Identity, HS Code, Amount
Letter (for Urea Fertilizer): A letter from exporter to state that the
exported urea fertilizer is not subsidized by government.
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kyiv, Ukraine, accredited for Georgia and Republic of Armenia