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simply! Easy Import Method (Part 1)


International trade and exports are not unfamiliar concepts to most people. We even know that exports can strengthen the economy by maintaining a healthy trade balance.

For those unfamiliar, export is any kind of goods transfer activity intended to leave the customs territory of Indonesia. It does not have to be exported in ton units and can be carried in passenger containers as long as the weight of the luggage is less than 50kg. When undertaking export activities, you should be aware of export legality and procedures.

Satisfy business legality

There are several documents and permits that you must comply with as an exporter. are as follows:

NPWP (Taxpayer Identification Number) from the Tax Office, NIK (Customs Identification Number) from the General Department of Customs and Consumer Affairs, SIUP (Trade License) from the One-Stop Service Board of Investment, TDP (Company Registration Certificate) Service from the Board of Investment Integrated Service OneDoor . 

To facilitate the administrative process, please ensure that the data you enter in relation to the above approvals is consistent. If you don't have a NIK, you can use his NIK from another company that already supports it, or his NIK from another company, also known as an undername. Meanwhile, customs clearance will be handled by the shipping company you use to ship the goods.

Preparation of export documents

  • Invoice (created by exporter)
  • Packing list (prepared by the exporter)
  • Bill of lading (issued by the shipping company for surface mail, air waybill for air mail)

Additional documents

  • Certificate of Origin (District/Municipal Trade Department)
  • Analysis certificate (inspection agency)
  • Phytosanitary certificate
  • Other additional documents as requested by the buyer
  • Documents required before export
  • Shipping instructions from the exporter to the shipping company
Exporter's PEB (Goods Export Notice).

Understand the process until the product arrives

Exports ready for international transport must comply with international trade procedures, especially the transport process from the country of origin. Transportation arrangements for export goods are stipulated by the regulations of the Ministry of Commerce. 

One of the strategic steps Indonesian entrepreneurs can take is to understand and follow the steps already taken. In addition, when shipping products, please pay attention to the following points in order to deliver the products to their destinations more smoothly. B. 

Understand the process of determining shipping costs for international trade, choosing cheaper freight forwarding services, insuring exported goods, understanding customs clearance, and more. consumption tax. 

Utilization of export opportunities by the government

For import and export topics, visit our Digital Portal Kemendag provided by the government. Access to the services of institutional experts

At the FTA (Free Trade Agreement) Centers in five major cities in Indonesia (Medan, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Makassar), free consultations are available with advance reservations.

Use social media

We may use social media to find and contact international buyers through social media such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. For a faster response, you can also contact us through the inbox or direct message feature of these social media platforms.

At first, it would be a good idea to try exporting a small amount by selling other people's products. International courier services such as EMS Pos India, FedEx and DHL are available.

We use social media as a place to build new relationships and knowledge with other Indonesian exporters.

Another option is to create translated content for your target audience. Global social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter also help spread your message quickly and for free. Please ensure that all marketing materials contain up-to-date contact information, regardless of the medium you use. * Tips to Keep Your Export Business Successful

Communicate regularly with your customers to get their feedback and improve your service.

Deliver on time and keep people waiting. If delays are unavoidable, contact the customer early to keep them updated on progress. don't be complacent. You can find other potential customers and increase your sales. We will continue our promotional activities and participate in exhibitions. Now that you've successfully exported to one market, apply everything you've learned to other new markets.

Search for countries that are close to each other or have similar characteristics. You already know what it takes to be successful. Entry into additional markets should therefore be quicker and potentially easier to continue expansion and growth.

Determine the goods you want to export

Of course, as an economic player, we need to segment the market as much as possible and that is our goal. Consider the conditions under which people's needs and interests develop. B. Choose trending products, choose hobby (collectible) products, choose sensational (seasonal) products. This strategy is the right move to make big profits. 

Let's find out what the HS code is.

Before you start importing, you should familiarize yourself with the Harmonized Product Description and Coding System (hereafter referred to as the Harmonized System “HS”). It is an international standard for the naming and numbering system used to classify goods and their derivatives administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO).

HS codes are used to identify goods entering or leaving the country. HS codes are also used to calculate import duties, export duties, import related duties (PDRI) and prohibition and/or restriction (lartas) regulations.

Indonesia has adopted the HS Code into the Indonesian Customs Tariff Act (BTKI), 2022 as stipulated in Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) No. 26/PMK.010/2022 on Determining Commodity Classification System and Imposing Import Duty. increase. Imported Goods Regulations effective April 1, 2022.

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