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How to Start a Trading Company in Semarang

As the largest city and capital of Central Java, Semarang is now regarded as one of the best places to start a trading company. According to the central government, they aim to boost Central Java’s Regional Product per Capita (PDRB) to 7% by 2023 with a total investment of IDR 774 trillion. Company Types for …

Understanding Different Types of Business Licenses in Indonesia

The laws in Indonesia make it mandatory for a whole range of businesses in the country to acquire a business license before they can be legally established and operated. Some businesses may also obtain a more specific license such as a commercial license to sell alcohol. Follow Cekindo’s guide to understand the different types of …

Your Guide to Building Permit (IMB) for UMKM in Indonesia

An IMB in Indonesia is something that every investor must know if they want to start a business in the country. What is IMB in Indonesia then? IMB stands for Izin Mendirikan Bangunan and it is a legal permit or building registration document in Indonesia that allows the construction of buildings and makes sure that …

Important Update on Licensing Procedures for Location Permit

The Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency of Indonesia has recently made effective Regulation 17/2019 on Location Permit on September 20, 2019, replacing the previous Regulation 14/2018. This new regulation was enacted to clarify the location permit issuance framework under the Online Single Submission system (OSS). Regulation 17/2019 made …

The Launch of OSS System’s New Version on November 4 2019: What to Know

The Capital Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in Indonesia released a BKPM Letter 5743 on Implementation Plan of a New Version of the Online Single Submission System, or OSS, on October 17, 2019. Letter 5743 addresses the launch of the OSS Version 1.1 on November 4, 2019. All business licensing process were halted between November 1 …

Update on Licensing Procedures for National Construction Service Businesses in Indonesia

Effective from June 13, 2019, the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing has enforced Regulation No. 08/PRT/M/2019 (or Regulation 8/2019) on Guidelines for National Construction Service Business Licensing Services. This regulation is enacted for the purpose to fulfill the requirements for standardised business licensing for construction companies in Indonesia. Regulation 8/2019 has replaced the …

Your Quick Guide to Building Permit (IMB) in Bali

If you are ready to start a business in Bali, you surely need to prepare yourself to get familiar with the property market, licenses and permits required on the island. This includes knowing what IMB permit or building permit is in Bali, and why you need that. The use of IMB in Bali is not …

Alcoholic Beverage Companies Required to Obtain Industrial Business Licenses through OSS

To further solidify the regulations on alcoholic beverage industry, in terms of production, import, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in Indonesia, the Minister of Industry has recently issued Regulation 17/2019: Control and Supervision of Alcoholic Beverage Industry. Regulation 17/2019 replaced the earlier regulations: Regulation of Minister No. 63/M-IND/PER/7/2014 and the amended version Regulation No. 62/M-IND/PER/8/2015 …