You can also check if your product category is eligible for export by entering its HS Code here https://insw.go.id/intr. Please note that the HS Code you key in must contain only numbers, e.g. no hyphens, fullstops, or spaces to separate the numbers.
2. Updates to the list of items prohibited for import into Indonesia
The government of Indonesia is instating additional protections for imports into Indonesia, particularly for strategic commodities related to corruption prevention.
The following categories contain HS codes prohibited from being imported into Indonesia:
Ozone depleting substances
Secondhand, used products (including plastic bags, woven, gunny sacks, used clothes)
Cooling systems that use CFC and HCFC-22 either empty or filled
Certain drugs and food ingredients (e.g. acyclic amides, aromatic monoamines and their derivatives)
Hazardous and Toxic Materials (B3)
Hazardous and Toxic Waste (B3 and Non B3)
Certain hand tools (mostly finished goods related to gardening and farming)
You can also check your product category’s eligibility for import by entering its HS Code here https://insw.go.id/intr/detail-komoditas. Please note that the HS Code you key in must contain only numbers, e.g. no hyphens, fullstops, or spaces to separate the numbers.
3. B2C import updates – clothing and fashion accessories are reduced from 10 pieces per parcel per consignee to 5 pieces
Regulations for personal shipments, also known as shipments to consignees as individuals, have not changed much save for the maximum quantity of clothing and fashion accessories allowed per consignee per parcel being reduced from 10 pieces to 5 pieces. Please also note that this is in addition to the Import Duty Safeguard (BMTP) duties applied on fashion imports as highlighted in our BMTP Indonesia customs clearance update.
B2C or personal imports still use Indonesia’s current de minimis threshold of USD 3 to USD 1,500 along with the other maximum quantity for imports as shown in the table below. Taxes and duties are the same per HS code and will follow INSW guidelines.
We’ll continue working to keep you up-to-date on the latest updates related to Indonesia’s customs clearance as well as customs regulations updates across Southeast Asia’s key markets.
To find out more about how you can handle your next international delivery’s customs clearance in Southeast Asia and beyond, contact us via the link below or reach out to your current Janio representative.