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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 …

Annual Tax Return in Vietnam in 2019

We are now entering tax filing season for 2018. If you are still confused and wonder how to go about this time-consuming task, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and companies feel the same as you do, and annual tax return in Vietnam becomes a nightmare of many entrepreneurs. According to the …

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 …

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 …

7 Facts You Should Know Before Expanding to Indonesia

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 expansion 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 …

Is Local Nominee a Safe Way to Start Business in Vietnam?

A local nominee appointment in Vietnam is a significant ingredient for foreigners who want to do their business in the country. Often, the local nominee is appointed as a shareholder of a company in order to shield the real owner’s identity; it is also used for foreign investors to get involved in business sectors that …

5 Shocking Reasons You Might Be Deported from Bali

One of the most common issues that foreigners in Bali talk about is immigration law. It is a reality that the Indonesian immigration makes things difficult for foreigners – so if you are not careful, you could be in trouble such as being deported, or ending up in jail. However, if you want to avoid …

Do you Comply with BPJS Employment Program in Semarang?

Will you be covered by the social security program BPJS in Semarang, Indonesia? This is an important question for many expats moving to Semarang to join their family or a new career. Under new regulations across entire Indonesia, it is now compulsory for all Indonesian residents, including expatriates who have been working and living in …

ITAS and ITAP: Understand the Differences

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 …