Since COVID-19, the demand for surgical face masks in Indonesia has increased.
To meet the domestic demand, the government also imports from abroad. Therefore, in this article, we will discuss how to import medical masks to Indonesia.
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Medical Masks Importation in Indonesia
At the beginning of 2020, medical mask demand in Indonesia was very high. Subsequently, this leads to a skyrocketed price. Therefore, the government decided to import medical masks.
Based on the data from BPS, the imports of medical masks in 2020 reached US$223.5 million. This is equal to 12 thousand tons of various materials in quantity.
Dividing from its materials, the import data was 2,620 tons of textile material surgical masks.
Besides that, there are also 9,499 tons of masks made of textile non-surgical masks, and 750 tons of gas masks with replaceable mechanical parts and filters.
In addition, the largest importing countries are China and Singapore. Most of them import it with HS codes of 63079040 and 63079090.
Preparation Prior Importing Medical Masks to Indonesia
Besides the mandatory things for importers in Indonesia, you also need to prepare the following things such as :
1. Calculate The Tax
Foremost, the most important thing is to calculate how much tax you need to pay. To find out the amount of tax, you can see it on HS code explorer Indonesia.
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2. Submit a Restricted Document
Coupled with taxes, you need to submit a lartas documents to import medical mask to Indonesia. Because it belongs to the restricted goods, you have to pass red line inspections first.
For importing medical masks, assure to obtain a distribution permit first from the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
Steps for importing medical masks into Indonesia
The importation process of medical masks is basically as follows:
1. Get All The Preparations Done.
First and foremost, start preparing all the import requirements first. Like having a legal company, import permits, and other documents.
2. Manage The Payment Process
3. Packing The Goods
4. Delivery of The Goods
After they complete the filling process, the shipment will start immediately as scheduled.
5. Customs Clearance
Before you can distribute the goods in Indonesia, there will be an inspection by customs. Make sure to pay the taxes and attach the necessary documents without any slightest error.
If this is the case, customs may withhold your goods. They may even be re-exported to their country of origin.
6. Distribution of The Goods
Once customs has cleared your goods, you can distribute the medical masks in Indonesia.