fbpx

Indonesia Exempts Duties and Taxes on COVID-Fighting Imports

JANIO

Indonesia Exempts Duties and Taxes on COVID-Fighting Imports

Update: This article has been updated with how you can work with Janio to better access these tax exemptions.

With the COVID-19 outbreak still ongoing, countries have been exploring different avenues to curb the spread of the virus, including ramping up supplies of medical equipment and materials.

This April, Indonesia announced a new temporary regulation, PMK 34/PMK.04/2020, to exempt from duties and taxes the imports of 73 types of products targeted at combating the outbreak, subject to certain terms and conditions.

These products fall under the following categories below:

Subject to terms and conditions, Indonesia is exempting import duties and taxes on hand sanitizers and products containing disinfectant, Test kits and laboratory reagents, Viral Transport Medium, Drugs and Vitamins, Medical Equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment

For an order of imports of these products to be eligible for tax and duties exemption, it needs to meet certain conditions:

  • Some types of items don’t need approval from local authorities before they can be delivered. You can check with your service provider whether your product category requires this approval or not.
    • Some items need to be below a maximum quantity depending on the item shipped
  • The order must have a total order value of less than or equal to USD 500
  • The consignee’s Indonesian Tax ID number (NPWP – Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak) needs to be provided before the shipment can be delivered

The exceptions that don’t need approval include product categories like hand sanitizers and products containing disinfectants; multivitamins and vitamins C, B, and A; and most personal protective equipment. However, they are subject to maximum quantity limits in order to be eligible for the tax exemption.

This regulation will apply until the Indonesian Board of National Disaster Management (Badan Nasional Penganggulangan Bencana – BNPB) deems the pandemic over.

We’ve also updated our merchant portal to help your shipments be eligible for the tax exemption easier. If you have access to Janio’s merchant portal, we’ve added Covid 19 tax-exempted items (Approval not required) and Covid 19 tax-exempted items (Approval required) to the list.

Janio merchant portal, options for Indonesia COVID-19 related product categories which need approval and don't need approval have been added to the merchant portal

COVID-19 tax-exempt categories (need approval and don’t need approval) have been added to the Category drop-down list (image 1/2)

 

Janio Merchant Portal Indonesia's Exemptions product categoires added to dropdown list. Dropdown list expanded

COVID-19 tax exempt categories (need approval and don’t need approval) have been added to the Category drop-down list (image 2/2)

By inputting these options, a prompt will appear for you to fill in your customer’s NPWP number. Please note that If the NPWP is not provided, the order will not be eligible for tax exemption.

 

Janio Merchant Portal - If you are using bulk freight for eligible products, you can download a new CSV template to enter NPWP numbers for your orders

If you are using bulk freight for eligible products, you can download a new CSV template to enter NPWP numbers for your orders

To get more details about how these exemptions can help you, such as which categories do not require approval and how to handle orders that need approval, do reach out to our supply chain consultants below.

Talk to Us

 

Janio is a cross-border logistics service provider that simplifies eCommerce deliveries in Southeast Asia. Combining technology with market knowledge, Janio provides an effective end-to-end logistics solution, including international cash-on-delivery and customs clearance, where shippers can manage international shipments on a single platform.

8325 意見

You might also be interested in

Peraturan Menteri Keuangan Republik Indonesia Nomor 142 /PMK.010/2021 – Indonesia’s Bea Masuk Tindakan Pengamanan (BMTP) Import Duties on Clothing and Fashion Accessories
Benedict Leong
Peraturan Menteri Keuangan Republik Indonesia Nomor 142 /PMK.010/2021 – Indonesia’s Bea Masuk Tindakan Pengamanan (BMTP) Import Duties on Clothing and Fashion Accessories

On 12 Nov 2021, multiple hs codes for apparel in chapters 61 and 62 will incur additional import duties under Indonesia's BMTP initiative.

45203
Janio Domestic Next Day Delivery in Indonesia Guide
Juventius Suhartono
Janio Domestic Next Day Delivery in Indonesia Guide

eCommerce has been on the rise in Indonesia. Proof of this can be seen from Indonesia’s host of rapidly-growing eCommerce platforms such as Tokopedia, Bukalapak, and Shopee which contribute to the country’s massive ...

5082
Air Freight Shipping from Hong Kong to Indonesia
Benedict Leong
Air Freight Shipping from Hong Kong to Indonesia

With Indonesia's market potential and price-sensitivity well-noted, exporters from China aiming for Indo still need to know - when's air freight best used?

5174
Data Integrity in eCommerce: How it Affects Cross-border Shipping
Data Integrity in eCommerce: How it Affects Cross-border Shipping

Getting accurate data on the shipping label is crucial in the cross-border shipping process. Find out how you can ensure data integrity for a smooth eCommerce delivery.

了解更多
How DDP Can Help You With Import Duties and Taxes in Southeast Asia
How DDP Can Help You With Import Duties and Taxes in Southeast Asia

With different import duty and tax rates for every country and every type of item, customs payments may appear daunting. Read on to find out how customs clearance can be made smoother with delivered-duties paid (DDP) so that you can expand into the Southeast Asian market with a peace of mind!

了解更多
How does Customs Clearance work for B2C Fulfilment?
How does Customs Clearance work for B2C Fulfilment?

Customs Clearance requires your shipment to gain official permission to enter a country and for the required duties and taxes to be paid. That's the gist of it, but there's more, click here to find out more!

了解更多

联系 我们

订阅我们的周报,随时掌握亚太地区电商和物流领域的所有最新咨询。

 
关注我们