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Issues with Finding Suppliers in Indonesia and How to Tackle Them

There is an option for foreign investors to do business in Indonesia without establishing a foreign direct investment company. It is by finding local supplier in Indonesia to import and distribute your goods to your country through direct exporting. However, it is not always easy for foreigners to deal with Indonesian suppliers due to Indonesian …

An In-Depth Guide into Retirement Visa in Indonesia

Most foreign nationals who arrive in Indonesia are instantly struck by the warm hospitality of the incredibly welcoming Indonesian people. To make things even better, most foreigners from the colder hemisphere are charmed by the warm climate and stunning natural landscape of Indonesia, making the country one of the most popular destinations in the world …

Industry 4.0 in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

The roadmap of “Making Indonesia 4.0” has been officially launched by the Indonesian government in order to boost the nation’s economy substantially through the implementation of new manufacturing technologies for the most vital sectors in Indonesia that contributed to two-thirds of total manufacturing output in the country in 2017. These sectors included automotive, food and …

Employment Contract in Indonesia at Your Fingertips

Employment contract is an imperative document in Indonesia that cannot be understated. It is a legally binding agreement that regulates the terms and conditions and the employment relationship between the employee and the employer, in order to give security to both parties. Similar to many countries around the world, even though the Indonesian government has …

Key Factors to Consider before Choosing Your Virtual Office in Indonesia

The business world has changed significantly over the years and there is really no standard for how to do business in Indonesia. However, one challenge remains true: owning or renting and maintaining a physical office are one of the costliest expenses new business has to deal with. The obvious expense is, of course, the monthly …

All Important Points You Need to Know about Investment Adviser in Indonesia

Are you interested in investing in Indonesia? 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 …

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 business culture …

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 …

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 …

Bridging Batam – Singapore’s Closest Gateway to Indonesia

Given its close proximity and recent developments, Batam has been an emerging gateway for Singapore companies to gain direct market access to Indonesia. In 2020, Singaporean investors accounted for US$ 9.8 billion of Indonesia’s foreign direct investment – a 6.5% increase from the previous year, making Singapore, Indonesia’s top Investor.  Early this March, the two …

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 …

How to Deal 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 …