When you want to import certain goods to Indonesia, there are several documents you must show to customs office. One of the documents is Surat Keterangan Impor (SKI). SKI belongs to one of the Import certificate in Indonesia. Therefore, how to obtain it?
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What is Surat Keterangan Impor (SKI)?
SKI or Surat Keterangan Impor stands for Import Certificate in Indonesia. When you want to import specific goods, this is one of the crucial documents.
SKI serves as one of the conditions for the release of goods by customs. If you do not attach this document, your goods may be detained at customs.
How Do I Know If My Goods Need SKI?
To find out if the goods you are importing into Indonesia must contain Surat Keterangan Impor or Import Certificate, you can find out by looking at the HS code of your goods.
From there, you can find more details. If you scroll down, you will also find a description of the import certificate in the post border import column, along with the taxes.
How to Obtain an Import Certificate / SKI in Indonesia?
To get an import certificate, you need to register on the official website of the institution for your item.
For example, if you want to import tea powder, you need to register on the official BPOM (Indonesian Food and Drug Control Administration) website.
On the other hand, if you want to import medical equipment into Indonesia, you need to register on the official website of the Ministry of Health of Indonesia.