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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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Essential Indonesian Business Culture You Should Get Used to

It takes more than just market knowledge, capital and human resources to run a successful business in Indonesia. There are also certain rules of thumb that foreign investors need to understand and pick up when settling in the country or starting a business. Due to dominating diverse and rich cultures and traditions, Indonesian culture is …

5 Compelling Reasons to Outsource HR in Indonesia

The roles of HR professionals in Indonesia are of significant importance as they possess deep understanding of countless Indonesian labour laws and regulations. Poor HR performance and recruitment may even result in steep consequences, including employee dissatisfaction with an extremely high turnover rate. Nowadays, enterprises need to acknowledge the fact that their HR functions are …

Tips and Tricks on Organising a Retreat in Bali

Bali has a reputation for being a perfect location for organising a retreat. TripAdvisor named Bali the best travelling destination in 2017, and The Guardian even ranked the region as one of the top 10 yoga and meditation retreats in the world. Of course, there are obvious reasons for all these recognitions. Bali provides all …

Exit Permit Only (EPO) for KITAS Holders in Indonesia

It is very important for foreigners to know that if you wish to work in any part of Indonesia, you will need to apply for a work permit and a KITAS (Kartu Izin Tinggal Sementara, or temporary residency permit). There are three types of KITAS: employment KITAS, spouse-sponsored KITAS and retirement KITAS. With that being …

Business Opportunities in Batam: Invest Now

What do most people think of Batam when it comes to mind? We bet it is often something to do with vacation and traveling. But these days, Batam is no longer limited to tourism and hospitality purposes only. Today, this region is fast growing and its booming economy has invited many foreigners to make investments …

Location Permits for Foreign Filmmaking in Indonesia

Recognising the need to promote and support the development and growth of the local filmmaking and movie industry, the government of Indonesia has recently opened up this sector for foreign investments. The opening of the movie industry for foreign investors is definitely a turning point in Indonesia’s filmmaking and movie industry as it provides ample …

Annual Tax Return in Vietnam in 2019

We are now entering tax filing season for 2018. If you are still confused and wonder how to go about this time-consuming task, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and companies feel the same as you do, and annual tax return in Vietnam becomes a nightmare of many entrepreneurs. According to the …

Dealing with Corruption in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the biggest emerging markets in Southeast Asia with a very promising and bright economic environment. However, the country is still harmed by widespread and prevalent corruption, bribery and money laundering throughout the nation’s government and business sectors. The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, declared the country to be open for business …

Poor Water Supply and Sanitation in Indonesia: Business Potential

Despite the striving economy, Indonesia lacks quality water supply and sanitation, effective waste management, and adequate water access. As a result, these issues have posed a heightened challenge in Indonesia, especially with the growing business activities and increasing household consumption, giving rise to higher amount of plastic packaging, industrial waste and food waste. For many …

SNI License and Product Registration in Indonesia

For manufacturers and traders who would like to import products to Indonesia, the good news is, most of the products can be imported to the country by just obtaining a general import license. However, for certain products, you will need to have supplementary licenses such as SNI. As a matter of fact, as a foreign …

Online Single Submission System and Business Identification Number in Indonesia

Just like in almost every country, starting a new business in Indonesia used to mean navigating a myriad of government offices at both local and province levels. Different regions in Indonesia might require different types of licenses based on the business activities, and multiple applications and forms must be completed. In addition, various fees must …

7 Facts You Should Know Before Expanding to Indonesia

Lush jungles, tropical beaches, islands galore, delicious cuisine and a cheap cost of living, topped off by being one of the shining G20 members with ample business expansion and investment opportunities – who wouldn’t want to expand their businesses to Indonesia? However, expanding your business often involves hard work and dedication and it does come …