Trading may not always be an easy and straightforward process. There are always so many different laws and regulations to follow. In addition, the importer or exporter has to submit the needed documents accurately and failure to do so would delay the trade process or worse still, causing the trade to not happen at all. This article would be part of our import series where Kargo would try to increase your understanding about importing goods into Indonesia. In today’s article, these are 17 items which do not require import duties to be paid when bringing them into Indonesia. To see more articles related to logistics in Indonesia, feel free to click here.
According to the Indonesian Customs and Excises, Import Duty exemption is referred to as “the nullification of import duty payment as required by the customs law”. Therefore, indicating that all imported goods to Indonesia require a duty tax to be paid but for the following goods, this import duty is exempted.
Do note that the list may not include all the goods that qualify for the exemption of import duty. As such, we suggest you to contact your local freight forwarder, customs or relevant authority to get the most updated details
These are the goods exempted according to the Indonesian Customs and Excises Website.
Number One: ‘Goods of foreign countries representatives and their officials who work in Indonesia under reciprocal principles’. Which refer to goods belonging to individuals who represent their country to work in Indonesia for reciprocating purposes
Number Two: ‘Goods for international bodies and their officials who work in Indonesia’. Similar to the first type of goods.