Start Exporting From Indonesia Today

Why Start to Export From Indonesia

Indonesia is well known for their exports. There are at least ten main products that are consistently produced for export, including shrimp, coffee, palm oil, cacao, rubber and rubber products, textile and textile products, footwear, electronics, motor vehicle components, and furniture.

The Ministry of Trade recently released a list of potential Indonesia export products, with positive trends opening up an opportunity for local entrepreneurs and producers to gain notoriety abroad, starting with the South East Asia region and other bilateral partners of Indonesia.

How to Start an Indonesian Export Company

There are a few provisions to be met when creating an export company – the first step is establishing a legal entity. There are several types of legal entities that you can set up, including a CV, firm, PT, as well as a cooperative.

Make sure to set up your company properly. Before exporting from Indonesia, an exporter must have a Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP). Other than that, there are business licenses to obtain:

  • Trading Business License (SIUP) from the Ministry of Trade.
  • Industrial License from the Ministry of Industry.
  • Domestic Investment Business License (PMDN) or Foreign Investment (PMA) issued by the Ministry of Investment (BKPM).
  • Export Identity Number (APE).

To expedite the process of establishing an exporter company, our experts can help you obtain the permits and licenses you need without any hassle.

Export From Indonesia: Company Classifications

Establishing a company to start exporting from Indonesia can be challenging.
There are two types of exporters that you should follow according to your business models.

Why Choose Cekindo?


We always ensure that we are up to date with Indonesian regulations to avoid any obstacles in receiving your export company.


We have a solution for any worries you may have over the export process. Let our team know what you need.


We can speed up the application process to match your planned export timeline.

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