Import License

Obtaining an Indonesian Import License

Indonesia’s growing middle class makes it an ideal place to begin import operations. Allow our experienced professionals to assist you with the import licensing process to get your business up and running.

A. How to Obtain an Indonesian Import License

If you decide to import a product into Indonesia, you must first establish a company. All importers must have an Indonesian-based company, whether a foreign-owned company (PT PMA) or a local company (local PT).

Following registration, your company must apply for a business identification number (Nomor Iduk Berusaha, or NIB) via the Online Single Submission System (OSS).

The NIB has no expiration date and replaces the Company Registration Certificate, Importer Identification Number, and Customs Registration NIK (Nomor Induk Kepabeanan) that were required before implementing OSS.

B. What else is needed to import a product into Indonesia?

Obtaining an import license is the first step toward distributing your product in Indonesia.

It is critical to check two things before importing goods:

  1. The imported product should be related to the NIB’s sector business.
  2. The Indonesian Harmonization System (HS) Code, which is used to categorize all imported products.
  3. These are significant because Indonesian import licenses are restricted to a specific industry classified in the NIB and do not allow the import of goods unrelated to a business sector.

Additional licenses are required when importing products into Indonesia to ensure that Indonesian product standards are met.

C. Import License Services in Indonesia: Licenses are Needed for Each Sector

Product sector Additional licenses to acquire for importation
Medical devices & household supplies §  Indonesian medical device distributor license
§  Medical device registration
§  Ministry of health distribution license
Cosmetics §  BPOM distribution license
§  Product information files (PIF) include information on the import and distribution of cosmetic products
Food & Beverage BPOM distribution license
Health supplements BPOM distribution license

D. Why Choose Abisnis for an Import License in Indonesia?

    We keep up to date with Indonesian regulations to avoid delays in receiving your import license.
    We have a solution to any concerns you have about the import process. Please let our team know what you require.
    In addition to your new import license, we can help you with product certification or registration to get your operations up and running.
    Provide us with all necessary documents, and you can delegate all processes to us while focusing on other aspects of your business.

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