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Investing in Indonesia: Some Changes Should be Known

Posted 1.06. 2015 by Petr Stejskal , last update on 9.10. 2018

Currently, Indonesia in ranks 114 out of 118 of ease doing business based on latest survey from World Bank. However, along with the new government, some business laws and regulations in various sectors have been changed to be tighter than before. Cekindo helps you understand the critical points about investing in Indonesia. After Jokowi was …

Income taxation system in Indonesia

Posted 26.05. 2015 by Nurmia Agustina , last update on 8.10. 2018

With current global condition, emerging market countries are the latest investment destinations, and Indonesia is no exception. If you are planning to open a business in Indonesia, you may know that the overall process can be quite a hassle due to bureaucratic and legal matters. Once you’re finished with those matters, the next important thing is to understand …

10 Reasons to Use Virtual Office in Indonesia or Other Countries

Posted 15.05. 2015 by Cekindo , last update on 23.10. 2018

If your company is considering about business expansion in Indonesia, especially establish own company in Indonesia probably one of the first requirements which you will need to face is your business address. Since Indonesian government does not allowed to use for company registration purposes any residential area and your office address should be located in …

What is a Shelf Company in Indonesia?

Posted 5.05. 2015 by Cekindo , last update on 18.09. 2018

Cekindo turnkey solution include a ready-made company with already approved Indonesian corporate bank account with internet banking include a registered tax number and legal company address. A shelf company in Indonesia is a company which has been registered and left with no activity for several months or even years to age. The aged company can …

PT PMA in Indonesia – Several Business Licenses for One Business Entity

Posted 4.05. 2015 by Cekindo , last update on 18.09. 2018

Foreign investors who intend to conduct business in Indonesia should understand foreign investment regulations, such as requirements for obtaining business licenses or permits.  The specification type of business licenses depends upon the type of business activities being pursued. Some business entities may require more than one business license, so, you must know what types of …

How to Close A Company in Indonesia

Posted 31.03. 2015 by Michal Wasserbauer , last update on 8.01. 2019

Although Indonesia is a conducive place for investment and establishing a company,in terms of markets, resources, and investment climate, some companies are not fortunate enough to reap good profits and run their businesses smoothly in this country. Therefore, closing or dissolving a company is the final decision in dealing with a complicated situation. To be …


Posted 16.03. 2015 by Michal Wasserbauer , last update on 2.10. 2018

In the past, initiatives by developing countries to establish regional economic integration — called the ASEAN Free Trade Area – were coordinated and stimulated by governments and international organizations, without any involvement by the private sector. AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area) is an agreement between the ASEAN countries to form a free trade area in …

How to Safely Use a Local Nominee in Indonesia

Posted 17.02. 2015 by Pandu Ramadhan , last update on 19.10. 2018

Recently Indonesia has been through rapid development in almost every sector. The country has transformed into a key player in the global economy. This has stimulated a massive foreign investment flow in recent years. Many investors view Indonesia as a promising place for expand their businesses. Although the forging democracy has also helped the growing investment climate, nevertheless …

Comparison of foreign-owned company, local company and representative office in Indonesia

Posted 9.02. 2015 by Pandu Biasramadhan, Angela Putri Adiati , last update on 2.10. 2018

Do you have plans to pursue company registration in Indonesia, but you still don’t know how to register your company in Indonesia? Are you still confused about what type of legal entity is the most suitable for your business?  If so, this article will give you a business overview set up and better understanding of the possible types of …

Automation in Indonesia vs. Machine Tool in Indonesia 2014

Posted 9.02. 2015 by Cekindo , last update on 18.10. 2018

The 25th international machine tool, equipment, materials and services exhibition was held December 3-6, 2014 in JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta.  As one of the biggest events showcasing the world’s leading precision engineering, machine tool and metalworking technology companies, the main purpose of the fair is to develop business relationships. This opportunity attracted DEL a.s., a midsize company from the Czech Republic, …

Trademark Registration in Indonesia

Posted 28.01. 2015 by Cekindo , last update on 15.10. 2018

In Indonesia, trademarks are regulated by the Trademark Act No 15 of 2001 under the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights. According to the Act, the mark (trademark and service mark) is a sign in the form of words, numbers, letters, figures, colors, composition, symbols or a combination of all those used to distinguish the goods or services …

Corporate tax and personal income tax in Indonesia

Posted 29.12. 2014 by Cekindo , last update on 13.09. 2018

Tax is a central issue in investment matters no matter where you are. Because tax is a major contributor to a country’s income, the amount of tax imposed is often a determining factor for investors who are considering entering a market country. Corporate tax or company tax refers to a tax imposed on entities that are taxed at …