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Household Product Registration in Indonesia

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.

How to Register Household Products in Indonesia?

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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 (special purpose vehicle, SPV) 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 SPV. 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 SPV services based on special purpose agreement as well as assistance during the registration process. Contact us to discuss what market entry strategy would fit your business plan better.

However, if you are an investor who do not intend to establish a new company from scratch, you can purchase a ready-made shelf company with a clear and a good business history instead.

Product License Holder Service

Investors who do not have any intention to form a business entity in Indonesia, can use product license holder service. 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 in Indonesia

Household products in Indonesia are divided into three classes based on their risk evaluation, and the 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

  • I am thankful for Cekindo, as they assisted me for several months to obtain my business visa and enter Indonesia. I was in constant contact with valuable consultants the provided me with updated information during this precarious time. Today, my being in Jakarta is not a miracle – it was made possible by Cekindo.

    Gabriel Francois Pierre Hossaert
  • Balev Coporation

    We needed an expert in applying and obtaining respective registrations for our product range in Indonesia, and a renowned German consultancy company in the safety compliance field recommended Cekindo due to their well-developed network in the Asia Pacific. Cekindo’s practical knowledge helped professionally shape and balance the wording of our labels, resulting in full compliance with Indonesian product regulations while taking into account the market and its end users.

    Rumen Myankov
    Balev Corporation
  • Tim Stewart - Photo

    I would like to acknowledge the exceptional service that PT. Cekindo Business International provided to me and my company. I needed to attend a meeting in Jakarta in October 2020 and because of the COVID-19, there were some restrictions with regard to visa application. I made the right decision by consulting with the visa team at Cekindo. The application process was expertly handled. The team ensured the visa was issued well ahead of time for my trip. I would recommend PT. Cekindo Business International to anyone looking for expert help in managing the visa application process.

    Tim Stewart
    Northern Territory Building Consultancy
  • logo-PT-Asia-Victory

    Prior to choosing Cekindo as our business partner in Indonesia, we interviewed and compared several companies. Finally, we chose to cooperate with Cekindo because of its professionalism and quality. Cekindo has assisted us in many ways, from company certification application to KITAS application and financial statement compliance to the fulfillment of other tax obligations in Indonesia. We appreciate the team’s fast response and professionalism in preparing the financial statements, among others.

    Doris Chen
    PT. Asia Victory and PT. Bigger One
  • logo Toaster

    When I joined Toaster, it was already working with Cekindo. But it’s quick to see why Toaster chose Cekindo. Cekindo has been very helpful throughout. Toaster Headquarters is based in London. Indonesian tax laws are not our specialty. Cekindo’s team has helped us to understand Indonesian tax. They are very knowledgeable and dependable, and therefore a huge asset to our company.

    Tsui-Sie Wong

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