In Indonesia, if you want to expand your business or distribute your product, you have to apply for particular licenses and register your product (for certain products).
Cekindo will help you understand which licenses you will need for your business in export import covering Jakarta, Bali, Semarang and other cities in Indonesia.
A business license is required for any business activities and companies, including foreign-owned companies (PT PMA). To facilitate and ease business licensing processes, Online Single Submission (OSS) system has been implemented.
With OSS, all business entities will have to register online. After completion of registration at the OSS, each business will automatically get a Business Identity Number NIB (Nomor Induk Berusaha) one day after the registration, provided that all required documents are complete. A Business License will also be granted alongside the NIB if your business does not require other licenses, which depends on the business sector your company is engaged in.
Classification of Business Licenses
- A company engaged in general trading, goods or other services should have a business license.
- A company engaged in the manufacturing industry outside of oil, gas and geothermal energy, should have an industrial business license.
- A company engaged in other industries, such as construction, should have a construction business license.
Since September 2019, 45 additional business fields (KBLI) are no longer required to obtain additional licenses. Only NIB and SIUP are required to start immediate business operations in Indonesia. Check out the 45 KBLIs here.
Before the implementation of OSS (Online Single Submission), any businesses who wanted to import goods to Indonesia legally were required to obtain a special license – the General Import License (API-U) or a Producer Import License (API-P), depending on what products you were dealing with. The processing time of these licenses could take up to five months.
However, the implementation of the OSS licensing system and the cancellation of unnecessary procedures by Ministry of Trade have allowed more convenient and shorter processing time.
Medical Distribution License
Foreign and local companies that intend to sell medical devices in Indonesia are required to obtain two licenses: an Indonesian medical distribution license and a medical devices registration. For an Indonesian medical distribution license, you must set up your own local entity in Indonesia or utilize a distributor with a medical device distributor’s license issued by the Ministry of the Health.
(Here you can read about how to set up a company in Indonesia.) We can help you establish your own company, find a suitable local distributor, or provide you with registration through Cekindo. A distributor’s license is valid for an indefinite period of time.
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