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Everything You Need to Know about Investment Adviser in Indonesia

Posted 23.04. 2019 by Cekindo

If you need assistance to make the right investment decisions and manage your investment portfolio, you will want to look for an investment adviser for his or her advice. In general, an investment adviser provides direction and guidance in selecting the investment combination that works for you, in the form of financial assets such as …

Essential Indonesian Business Culture You Should Get Used to

Posted 22.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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 …

4 Compelling Reasons to Outsource HR in Indonesia

Posted 18.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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 …

The Importance of Exit Permit Only (EPO) for KITAS Holders in Indonesia

Posted 16.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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

Posted 15.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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

Posted 15.04. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 16.04. 2019

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 …

Dealing with Corruption in Indonesia

Posted 10.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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

Posted 9.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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

Posted 5.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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

Posted 4.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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

Posted 2.04. 2019 by Cekindo

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 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 with …

ITAS and ITAP: Understand the Differences

Posted 21.03. 2019 by Cekindo

Planning to settle down in Indonesia but unsure of which visa you need? This is a widespread situation for foreigners who wish to stay in Indonesia for work, family or other reasons. Legal jargons and visa variety in Indonesia can make the visa application process more complex than it should be. In case of residency …