Based on 2020 data from BPS, laptop products are among the most imported products to Indonesia. Indonesia imports many laptop products that originate from China. In 2019, the import value of Indonesian laptops and notebooks reached USD 13.02 million. From this, it shows that laptop market in Indonesia is very large. So how can you import laptops to Indonesia?
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Before importing laptops to Indonesia, you should first know the market share in Indonesia. Then, you also need to know the rules and regulations for importing laptops first. Since laptops fall into the class of Lartas goods, the process of laptop import will take a lot of time.
What Do You Need to Import Laptop and Notebook to Indonesia.
There are several things you need to prepare before importing a laptop to Indonesia, including:
Have a Business License Number (NIB)
As importers who want to import laptop to Indonesia, you need a NIB (Nomor Induk Berusaha). This license declares that you have a legal company in Indonesia to do foreign trading. As stated on Ministry of Trade’s policy, those who want to import products to Indonesia must have a legal company first.
On the other hand, what if you don’t have a company yet?. Fortunately, you are still able to import things using Importer of Record Service in Indonesia such as Kickrate.
Check HS Code for Laptop and Notebook
In order to see what additional documents needed to import laptop and notebook, you need to know the HS code first. You can check it on Indonesia National Trade Repository website by yourself. Besides that, the easier way to check HS Code is via our website here.
You can use our search bar to find your product. Or you can click on the most popular HS Code on our website.
Calculate How Much Taxes You Need to Pay
In order to know how much tax you have to pay, you can also see it on our website. After go on the link above, then you can click on Laptops including notebooks and subnotebooks section.
You can see in the tax column. Based on the picture above, you have to pay VAT(Value Added Tax) 10% and income tax 10% for importing laptop to Indonesia.
Check Out the Restriction and Prohibition
Laptop and Subnotebooks are belong to the Lartas Goods. Lartas is abbreviation of Prohibition and Restriction in Bahasa Indonesia. To import laptops, you also seek whether other documents required. You can check it on the same link above.
Scroll it down, then you can see in the post border section, there is a description of the Pembatasan (Restrictions). Move aside to the description column, you will find a statement that you must file the Laporan Surveyor (Surveyor’s Report / API-P) with the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia. This is very important document to submit if you want to import laptops and notebooks to Indonesia.
API -P is an import identification number for importers who want to import their products to Indonesia in the form of unfinished products. So the importer will assemble all their products and then sell them in Indonesia.
Find Out The Best Shipping Method and its Payment
Above all, finding out what the best shipping method and its Payment is essentials when importing laptop to Indonesia. You can choose whether you want to ship it by air or sea. Don’t forget to also check out the shipping document such as Bill of Lading. Then decide which payment method you want to use.
Steps to Import Laptop and Notebook to Indonesia
In order to import laptops to Indonesia, there are several steps that need to be followed below :
Check Out The Trade Regulation in Your Country
First, you need to check the laptop trade regulations in your country so that there are no mistakes when importing to Indonesia.
Prepare All The Documents Needed
Then, make sure you have prepared the necessary documents mentioned above. Such as licensing documents, tax, bill of lading, etc.
Decide Which Payment Method You Want to Choose
Determine The Shipping Method
Besides the points above, make sure to find trustworthy shipping agent to import laptop and Notebooks to Indonesia. You can choose shipment whether by air or sea.
Do The Custom Clearence
When your goods has arrived to the Indonesian Port, you need to file a customs clearance at customs. Make sure you have prepared all the documents needed.
Send The Laptop to the Destination.
Once the customs has declared all the documents acceptable, you can deliver the laptops to the destination.
If you are a laptop manufacturer/supplier who does not yet have a company in Indonesia, processing all permits will take months. You will have to start from finding buildings for the company, completing the company permits, then the import permit documents from the relevant authorities, customs clearance to the delivery of the goods. Using an importer of record service such as Kickrate is suitable for those of you who do not want to bother with the matters above. It could also be for those of you who do not have a company and want to import laptops and notebooks with the help of professional hands in Indonesia.