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Household Product Registration in Indonesia

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The Ministry of Health is the main controlling body of imported household products (HPP) in Indonesia. According to law, household items include equipment, materials, or mixtures of materials intended for maintenance and treatment of human health, pets and houses. Likewise medical devices, household products are divided into several categories based on the risk they pose, and the requirements for registration of products in different classes vary.

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Company Establishment

In Indonesia, the law forbids foreign legal entities to register imported products or distribute them in the country. Therefore, overseas businesses have to incorporate an Indonesian legal entity to be able to register their products.The Negative Investment List states the maximum allowed foreign ownership of foreign-owned companies (PT PMA), and a local business partner (local nominee) who holds the required local share of the company is commonly used.Another option of how to avoid restrictions on foreign ownership is to incorporate a local nominee company. In this case, a locally-owned company (PT) becomes a legal owner of a business, which results in lessened requirements on capital and faster incorporation.Cekindo offers nominee services based on nominee agreement as well as assistance during the registration process. Contact us to discuss what market entry strategy would fit your business plan better.

Last but not least, investors can purchase a ready-made shelf company and start business operations in one week from signing the contract.

Nominee Product Holder

Investors, who do not intend to start an entity in Indonesia, can use services of a nominee product holder. In this case, your household products will be registered under Cekindo with no restrictions on the number of distributors you would like to cooperate with.


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Registration of Household Products

Household products in Indonesia are divided into three classes based on their risk evaluation, and registration process for each class is different with class III products having to present the result of their laboratory tests.

However, even registered products cannot be distributed on the Indonesian market unless they are granted the HHP Distribution License.

The bureaucracy paperwork related to the registration of household products in Indonesia is demanding, and in-depth knowledge of processes is required. Cekindo will submit documents on behalf of your company to avoid delays and rejections of the application.

Extension of Household Product Registration

The validity of the registration of household products is limited and can be renewed before it expires. It is recommended to contact Cekindo in advance and discuss your further plans and strategies in terms of product certification.

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Selected Testimonials

  • logo Ohmnia

    As a new business in Indonesia, we started consulting with multiple law firms but quickly narrowed down to only Cekindo. Cekindo was recommended as one of the top firms by multiple sources in the business community. The staff at Cekindo was very responsive to our needs as a new business. The team provided consultancy and assisted our startup firm with initial business setup, licenses and permits, HR/recruitment and market research. One year since our establishment, we still consider Cekindo as our partner.

    PT Ohmnia Tenaga Surya
  • Jan Pilar - Hydropol

    When we intended to enter the Indonesian market back in 2013/14, Cekindo helped us to understand the possibilites and options for business presence in Indonesia through legal advice & also advisory on how to arrange for ownership. Furthermore, Cekindo also provides us with a range of fully professional and reliable accounting & tax services for our representative office in Indonesia. In the world of digital & virtual economy like today, it is an essential prerequisite to have the most reliable business partner like Cekindo.

    Jan Pilař
  • Sagar Datar - Bristlecone

    A huge gratitude to Cekindo, particularly its visa team, for handling our visa cases. During our visa applications, Cekindo was extremely helpful not only in facilitating all of our visa requirements but also in clarifying our queries/doubts. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the good work of Cekindo’s visa team.

    Sagar Datar
  • Matthias Coessens - Empyrean

    When I was looking for a reliable partner who could help with company registration, payroll, taxes and working permit in Indonesia, Cekindo’s domain knowledge and clear communication astonished. Firstly, we decided to pursue cooperation with Cekindo in terms of company registration, but they also assisted me in obtaining the necessary working permits and visas (KITAS), and we use their payroll and tax reporting services until now.

    Matthias Coessens
    Product Director at Empyrean Solutions Apac
  • Ivana Bartonkova

    Cekindo handled business visa for our new colleague promptly and made the start of our company in Vietnam easier and faster. I particularly enjoyed communication with the consultant, who advised the best solution for us and was all the time available to answer any questions. She made sure that all the documents were collected and prepared on time and we got great support during the whole process. Thank you Cekindo and I hope to cooperate again in the near future!

    Ivana Bartonkova
    Marketing and HR director of Port Cities Vietnam
  • Phyto CZ Sro

    Cekindo assisted us with a selection of our local distributor in Indonesia and organised several meeting in Jakarta. Their assistance enabled us to meet our potential local partners and choose the best distributor conveniently. The decision to cooperate with Cekindo was based on a recommendation from our prominent partner in Bali and we cannot be more grateful. Cekindo’s systematic work, active communication, thoroughness and professionalism was exceptional.

    Ing. Václav Tomek
    Phyto CZ Sro
  • Vivek Singh Rathaur

    Cekindo initially helped us with setting up our business structure in Indonesia and getting us all due licenses and approvals. Currently, Cekindo is associated with us as our business partner in Indonesia by providing a face to our name and handling various business activities on our behalf. Without their help, we would be lost in keeping up with regulatory requirements and being a compliant company in Indonesia.

    Vivek S.Rathaur
    Vega Industries
  • akvo - cekindo

    Thanks to Cekindo and its one-stop market entry solutions, we could start exploring the Indonesian market. Cekindo’s broad portfolio of services included a formal process of our representative office registration, consultations regarding proper legal set-up and even working permit and visa applications. Cekindo’s extensive knowledge of the latest developments and legal requirements allowed us to focus on more operational matters and to build a local team in Indonesia.

    Peter van der Linde
    Co-founder / Director strategy & solutions, Akvo Pte Ltd
  • morning-star-cekindo

    After extensive research online, I reached out to several companies including Cekindo. Cekindo’s info package and summary of services were by far the most thorough and professional and their pricing was competitive and reasonable. Cekindo’s sound knowledge of all administrative requirements gave me the confidence that my company incorporation of 100% foreign owned export company was being executed correctly and legally.

    Kingsley Fiegert
    Director, Morning Star Investments (WA) Pty Ltd
  • Jason Peter Stevens

    With knowledgable team, Cekindo helped me make the whole process of company registration and product registration of health and beauty products in Indonesia less confusing and seamless at the same time. They have always been swift in response and hands-on at every email, never leaving me wondering or worried. As far as I am concerned, they go above and beyond the call of duty. They will most certainly be my long-term partner moving forward into the years to come. Thank you Cekindo!

    Jason Peter Stevens
    Group CEO, Studio XII Pte Ltd

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