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New Entrepreneurs in Bali, Start Right by Not Making These 5 Silly Mistakes

Tropical climate, natural forests, sunshine beaches and laid-back lifestyle are among the things that make Bali a paradise for entrepreneurs interested in starting a business on the island. Known as the Island of God in Indonesia, Bali has shown a rapid increase in the number of tourists and foreign startups. Driven entrepreneurs strike out on …

How to Penetrate the Insurance Market in Indonesia

As the fourth largest nation in the world, Indonesia makes an enticing investment destination for investors interested in penetrating the insurance market. In line with the growing middle-class population, the rise of insurance demand in Indonesia is obvious. In 2018, the insurance sector accounted for 3.01% of Indonesian GDP, an increase compared to the previous …

Batam Visa Options: Which One Do You Need?

When talking about Sumatra, it is hard not to include a popular island Batam. Batam is not only the largest city in Riau, but it is also an industrial city and part of Indonesia’s free trade zone. Over the years, Batam has emerged as the transport hub as well as a well-known destination for visitors …

How to Open a Coffee Shop in Vietnam

The coffee shop market in Vietnam is booming, especially in the larger cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hue, Hoi An and others. Thus, for many entrepreneurs, there’s never been a better time to start their own coffee shops, one of the best business ideas in Vietnam. It’s no surprise that the …

Procedures for Importing Goods into Indonesia from European Countries

Foreign companies or individuals may find that the import regulations in Indonesia are always changing, causing them headaches while importing goods into Indonesia. For instance, delayed shipment, goods being stuck at the customs, and penalty due to non-compliance. Import compliance is vital when foreigners want to do business in Indonesia and violation may often bring …

How do You Register Your Business to DPMPTSP?

The Investment Board One-Stop Service, or Dinas Penanaman Modal Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (DPMPTSP) in Indonesia is something you should know if you want to start a legal entity or expand your business in Indonesia. Presidential Regulation 97/2014 is the official regulation governing the DPMPTSP. DPMPTSP and the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)’s one-stop service both …

How to Draft Conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement of House in Indonesia

If you are looking to buy a house in Indonesia, you need to familiarise yourself with what is called a sale and purchase agreement. Because of the rapid population growth and increased demand of housing and real estate, the sale and purchase of property is conducted via the form of reservation even when the house …

Investors in Certain Industries and/or Regions are Entitled to New Tax Incentives

The Indonesian government released Regulation 78/2019 or GR 78 on November 13, 2019, abolishing Regulation 18/2015. This regulation is regarding Income Tax Incentives Granting for Investments in Certain Business Sectors and Industries in Indonesia, which has become effective on December 13, 2019. The purpose of the enactment of GR78 is to simplify the procedure of …

Foreign Companies can Rent Warehouses in Indonesia: Your Guide

When your business experiences growth in Indonesia, you may want to expand your operation. At this time, you will probably require additional spaces to manufacture or store your inventory and items. Then, renting a warehouse in Indonesia may be your answer. Warehouses are industrial properties and generally used for products distribution, manufacturing, storage, or fulfillment. …

Common Tax Infringements in Indonesia and How to Avoid Them

Over the years, we have seen an immense flourish of businesses in Indonesia. Therefore, the legal requirements to keep up legitimate accounting and tax filing are also getting more and more significant. However, due to the ever-changing laws and the complexity of the regulations, most business owners and foreign entrepreneurs often find tax filing, reporting …

What to Know about the Roles of a Director in an Indonesian Company

There has never been a better time for setting up a company in Indonesia. It is a statement that has held true over the years and will still remain legit now and in the future. Indonesia is one of the important business hubs in Southeast Asia and it has now transformed itself into one of …