Import Registration and import Licence procedures required in Indonesia

Permit and registration required to import goods in Indonesia


Import Licence process required in Indonesia


How to get import licence in Indonesia? What are the procedures for registration as an importer in Indonesia? How to start an import business in Indonesia? What are the certification formalities to import to Indonesia?


This post explains about import registration procedures to be obtained from Indonesia government authority for importation to Indonesia.


So as to import products as a locally incorporated foreign investment company ‘PMA’ or a Foreign Trade Representative Office ‘K3PA’, an import license called an ‘API’ (AngkaPengenalImportir) for the specific category of goods is required.


a)  General Import License ‘API-U’ – A general import license for trading organisations taking part in sales and distribution in Indonesia.


b)  Producer Import License ‘API-P’ – For the import of particular classes of items related to the production and manufacture of the goods that the company is occupied with, such as raw materials. An API-P holder can't trade imported goods with an outsider.


c)     Limited Import License ‘API-T’ – For the import of items identified with direct investment and is issued in accordance with the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) regulations.


d)   Limited Import License for Contractors ‘API-K’ – For contractors to import specific merchandise that may require licenses from specific ministries that the goods relate to or identify with.


For specific kinds of products a Special Importer Identification Number or 'NPIK' (NomorPengenalImportirKhusus) is required and must be connected for once an API has been affirmed.



Licensing procedure to import goods to a country is almost same in all countries worldwide.  Detailed information on how to obtain a licence to import to a country is explained in detail as separate post in this website.  Click below to read the same.


Import Registration and Licensing Process



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