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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN INDONESIA

Behind every success of business expansion is the comprehensive knowledge of regulations, legal compliances, procedures and socio culture, among others. If you are intending to expand to Indonesia, get our free copy of e-book to learn about starting a business in Indonesia, everything you need to know from A-Z. Simply click the "download" button below.

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Doing Business in Indonesia: An Overview of Indonesian Market Landscape

We have all witnessed how Indonesian market slowly rose to become one of the world’s emerging economic hot spot. With the growing attention that the archipelago has been getting, surely there is no lack of foreign investors seeking great opportunities like this and start a business in Indonesia. According to the 2016 Economic Survey of …

Setting Up a Small Business Indonesia: The Challenges and Solutions

Due to the reforms and improvements by the Jokowi’s administration in recent years, Indonesia economy having a big jump. The current on-a-roll economy also opens the door to rapid business development of doing business in Indonesia. Challenges for Starting a Small business Indonesia Setting up a small business Indonesia encompasses challenges. Traditionally speaking, the higher the …

Indonesian Trademark Law: Challenges for Brand Owners

Hearing people describe what trademark is may oftentimes make the concept sound so simple. Trademark, an intellectual property or an intangible business asset, covers business names, logos, slogans, and other components. This trademark used to identify the business and its products (or services) in the market. Businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are known …

Payroll Processing and Outsourcing in Indonesia: How It Works

While not all foreign investors end up hiring employees, most do, and part of your responsibility is to make sure you do payroll right. Payroll process is basic and more likely similar with that of other countries. The process involves the person in charge of it to accomplish the following: Determine the salary Pay the salary …

How to Open an Indonesian Bank Account?

Are you planning to live abroad or just traveling for leisure? You will agree that exchange rates and transaction fees on your bank account can sometimes be a nightmare. Not only is it inconvenient to be using an international card as it costs you adding charges. It will be time-consuming and inefficient to settle the …

How Is Life for Expats in Bali?

There’s no doubt that Bali has increasingly grown popular as a favorite holiday destination for tourists from around the world. In fact, Bali has become a dream destination for many people, including those wanting to find that perfect retirement place or the ideal business center or simply the most enjoyable place to live at. Either …

MUI has Revoked the Indonesia Halal Certification: Essentials to Know

The change that had long been expected finally came into effect. The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) had delegated its authority to issue the halal certification to a newly established institution. The inauguration of the body of Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH) happened on October 11th, 2017. It’s been three years after the law …

Visa and Working Permit Processing the Cekindo Way

Due to increasing popularity of the Indonesian market among foreign investors, the number of foreigners working in Indonesia has been growing rapidly. Even though the Department of Manpower and Transmigration has loosened a list of professional positions that are open to foreign manpower, confusion among both foreign investors and employees prevails. Consequently, cases of deportation …

How to Become a Digital Nomad in Bali

Bali is a place that many digital nomads have set up base in. Digital nomads spend at least a few months of the year abroad. They change destinations frequently and earn a living while working online. A vibrant atmosphere of the famed Indonesian island, known as Island of the Gods, is making its way to …

Doing Business in Indonesia: Identifying the Market Challenges

Indonesia is now in a better place for business across multiple areas and could give many good opportunities. The secret of the drastic change is not much of a secret. This can be all attributed to Indonesia’s rich natural resources, large population, ideal geographical location and the Jokowi administration’s constant efforts to drive Indonesia’s economic …

Top 10 Foreign-Owned Businesses in Indonesia

Indonesia’s economy is so dynamic it has a good combination of local- and foreign-owned businesses. Many of those that are domestic are also owned or controlled by the state. Today, Cekindo lists down our top 10 companies owned by foreigners. The list is in no way exhaustive, and the numbers do not denote their actual …