Government of Indonesia shall grant duty-free on any donation or
gifts given by foreign donors to individuals or social organization
for activities and projects related to religion, culture, emergency
relief, education, health and other social-related activities. Any
request for duty free on donation or gift must be approved by the
Directorate General of Customs of the Ministry of Finance.
Procedure for duty-free facility are:
of items including specifications and its duty.
certificate from the donor stating that the items are truly
donation/ gift and not originated from Indonesian resources.
medical supplies and equipment, recommendation letter from the
Directorate General of Pharmacy and Medical Equipment of the
Ministry of Health is required. Specifically for medicine, an
additional recommendation letter from the National Agency of Drug
and Food Control (BPOM) is required.
second hand items, a recommendation letter from the Directorate
General of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Trade is required.
receiving party in Indonesia must present all documents to the
Directorate General of Customs in order to receive the duty-free on
the donations/ gift.
foreign documents must be legalized by the Ministry for Foreign
Affairs of Finland or Estonia. The documents then need to be
legalized by our Embassy in Helsinki. For more information on
legalization, please click here.