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Blog: doing business in Indonesia

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Revising Unattractive Tax Incentives in Indonesia

Posted 12.04. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

Tax incentives are implemented to give taxpayers and investors direct benefits to take a particular action. This is widely seen for governments to encourage companies to invest and develop infrastructure in Indonesia. …

Hong Kong and ASEAN Signed A Free Trade Agreement

Posted 5.04. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

If you haven’t heard, Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its related Investment Agreement on November 12, 2017. …

Medical Product Registration in Indonesia

Posted 3.04. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

Indonesia’s thriving population, growing economy and still largely underdeveloped health sector make the perfect combination for up-and-coming business with medical products in this country. Since the domestic production is mostly oriented on some of the disposable items, other consumable medical products, high value-added products and sophisticated devices must be imported. It brings bright prospect for …

Cost Benefits of Payroll Outsourcing in Indonesia

Posted 29.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 18.06. 2018

You may have always thought of outsourcing your payroll management as a costly thing, but actually, this is not true at all. In this article, we will talk about the cost benefits of payroll outsourcing in Indonesia. Payroll in Indonesia Payroll management is one of the most important aspects of running a business. Without a …

Import Business License in Indonesia

Posted 27.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

One of the most important things that anyone who wants to start a business in Indonesia and import goods into the country needs is the import business license. Without an import business license, you will not be able to get through the customs clearance. Regardless the how small, or how big your shipments, you will …

Principle Business License Replaced with Capital Investment Registration

Posted 22.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

The Investment Coordinating Board in Indonesia (BKPM) has just made effective of the new changes on January 2, 2018, regulated under BKPM Regulation No. 13 of 2017 (BKPM Reg. 13/2017). This new regulation concerning the Guidelines and Procedures for License and Investment Facilities, has now taken effect at the Central One Stop Services Office of …

Top Sectors to Invest in Semarang

Posted 20.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

Why Invest in Semarang? It has been a while since Jakarta is not the only city that attracts businessmen in Indonesia. More than half of the population, which accounts for at least 130 million inhabitants, lives in the urban areas all around the country. …

Mining License in Indonesia

Posted 13.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

While many industries shape the robust economy of Indonesia, one of them is leading the pack: industrial. And within this sector, two stars shine. One of these is mining. …

Simple Guide to Opening a Restaurant in Bali

Posted 7.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

So, you are planning to open up a Restaurant in Bali. You got your plans all worked out into details and you are ready for the hard work – turning your dream into reality. Keep up that spirit! You are going to need it when working through the maze of paperwork, rules and permits. …

An In-Depth Look to Dissolving a Company in Indonesia

Posted 6.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

Indonesia with its growing economy and a huge market is literary an archipelago of opportunities. Launching a new product, investing in one of the promising industries or doing business in import/export could be highly profitable under the condition that all the prerequisites are met. …

How to Extend a Visa in Bali (and How Not to)

Posted 28.02. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

There are different kinds of visas available in Indonesia, allowing visitors to stay for one month, two months and up to 6 months in a row. Before you fly into the country, it is good to be well-informed about the latest visa regulations. You wouldn’t be the first having to exit the country unexpectedly because …

Part 2: The Challenges of Doing Business in Indonesia and How to Tackle Them

Posted 14.09. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 7.08. 2018

In the first part of the article, we discussed the first two challenges of doing business in Indonesia – foreign ownership limitations and the complex government regulations. Here, we will be discussing three more of these major challenges and how best to tackle them.   3. Elaborate Taxation System Taxation regulations in the country apply …