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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.

Household Product Registration with Cekindo

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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

  • 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
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    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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    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

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