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Blog: Business Licenses

Tips and Tricks to Organise 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 …

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 …

Poor Water Supply and Sanitation in Indonesia: Business Potential

Despite the striving economy, Indonesia lacks quality water treatment, 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 …

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 …

How to Use Undername Import in Indonesia

Are you planning to import goods and products to Indonesia? If you are going to do this on your own, you should prepare yourself for some bureaucratic red tape. Indonesia takes trading compliances seriously, including import and export regulations. Not only you have to secure an Import License via OSS, but you also need to …

Update: Securing an Import License via OSS

Bordered by countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, etc., Indonesia is a critical trading hub in Southeast Asia for both export and import. Trading has a pivotal role in Indonesia’s economic growth with exports and imports contributing to 37% of GDP. In 2016, Indonesia imported US$ 132 billion worth of goods, …

FAQ: How to Start a Business in Indonesia

Thinking of starting a business in Indonesia and you still have many questions? Check out our FAQs below to find the answers to some of the most popular questions we have always received. Starting A Business in Indonesia: FAQ 1.What are the types of legal entities in Indonesia? There are three common types of legal …

Insider Tips on Import and Export Business in Surabaya

Not only that the city of Surabaya is less saturated than Central Java and Jakarta, but it also shows a higher economic growth rate compared to both of the more developed regions. As a result, many investors shift their focus to Surabaya and focus on export and import, trading, manufacturing, resources and infrastructure sectors. Let’s …

Is It Late to Secure Halal Certification in Indonesia?

Effective from October 2019, the government of Indonesia will enforce the mandatory halal certification and labelling measures for halal products in the country. Thus, Cekindo urges businesses and entrepreneurs to act appropriately and as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary penalties. With over 260 million population and 90% of them are Muslims, Indonesia remains …

Introduction to Environmental Permits in Indonesia

Environmental permits or licenses are required for certain businesses that impact the environment to operate in Indonesia. The environmental permit is particularly important for those businesses or sectors their activities affect the environment, such as releasing any waste or materials into the water or air. Not only that the environmental permit requires the organization to …

OSS System Services Begin to Operate at BKPM

Nearing the end of the year 2018, The Electronic Integrated Business Licensing System (Perizinan Berusaha Terintegrasi Secara Elektronik abbreviated as PBTSE), also known as the Online Single Submission (OSS) system, will be transferred from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs to the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), starting on January 2, 2019. The schedule is as …