If you want to import goods from Indonesia, one thing you need to be aware of is the export regulation from Indonesia to other countries. Therefore, you need to know how the export of goods in Indonesia is regulated.
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Exporting Goods from Indonesia
If you want to buy goods from Indonesia, you need to pay attention to some applicable regulations. One of them is the export regulations in Indonesia.
As with the general export procedures in different countries, there are several stages of the process to go through.
Even if you are not Indonesian or do not live in Indonesia, it is beneficial for you to know the applicable regulations.
Below is a more detailed explanation of the regulations for exporting goods in Indonesia and the process.
Regulations for Exporting Goods from Indonesia
According to the regulations in Indonesia, you need to prepare several mandatory documents such as:
1. Packing List
The first document is the packing list. It contains detailed information and specifications about the goods to be exported.
2. Commercial Invoice
Second, a commercial invoice is a document that contains the value of the goods to be exported.
3. PEB (Pemberitahuan Ekspor Barang)
Third, export goods notification (PEB) is a customs document used for notification of export of goods.
4. Additional Goods Documents
However, not all goods require a lartas document. Therefore, you need to check the lartas document against the HS code of the goods to be exported.
5. Proof of Export Duties
One of the most important documents for exporting from Indonesia is the proof of payment of export duty on the goods.
Export duty is an export tax that is levied when the goods leave Indonesia. If you do not provide this proof, they cannot export your goods from Indonesia.
The form of proof of customs authorization is the form of an export accompanying document (NPE / Nota Pelayanan Ekspor). Once the NPE is issued, your goods are legally considered export goods.
How to Export Goods from Indonesia?
Of course, if you want to export goods from Indonesia, you already have a list of goods you want to buy and suppliers of goods in Indonesia. But what if you do not have a supplier in Indonesia?
Nonetheless, if you already have a supplier for goods from Indonesia, then the steps are as follows.
1. Complete All Export Files
The first step is to complete all the required documents in Indonesia. In addition, you also need to check your country’s regulations for goods you are sourcing from Indonesia.
2. Determine the Payment System
Second, do not forget to determine the method of payment with parties in Indonesia.
Generally, there are several payment methods that you can choose from. For example, advance payment, letter of credit, etc. Make sure this is all listed in the purchase agreement.
3. Choose a Transport Agent
Next, choose a trustworthy transportation or shipping agent. A good shipping agent is a party that will provide insurance for your goods.
Also, specify the type of shipment, whether you want to be transported by air or ocean freight. And whether you want FCL or LCL.
4. Complete Customs Administration
Besides all those above, this step is very important. Before exporting goods from Indonesia, you need to know the exact regulations for your goods in the destination country.
Also, fill out the required documents and taxes to avoid the goods from being detained or even re-exported.
5. Contact a Trusted Local Third Party.
All of the above steps do indeed require many parties, funds, and time. This can affect your time, especially if you want to focus on your main business.