Indonesia Basic Information : Trade

TRADE

There are 2 ways to export product to Indonesia:

  1. Appointing local company in Indonesia as your agent or distributor.
    A local distributor company will fulfill all requirements to import your products, including registration of products to the respective ministerial departments/ agencies. However, if there dispute arises; the ownership of product registration right may cause conflicting issues on the possession of the rightful owner of the market trademark.
  2. Establishing your own company as the Trading (import/ export/ distributor) Company.
    In case the activity of your trading company is just importing, your company could not distribute the product by yourself to client and will still have to appoint local distributor or agent company.

In both ways, your product should be registered to the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia before allowed to be distributed. If the products are related to food and drugs, it should be registered to the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan or BPOM) [www.pom.go.id].

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