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Articles and resources about doing business in Indonesia.


Food Registration in Indonesia

Before you can sell or distribute food products and beverages in Indonesia, you first need to register them. In this article we will give you an overview of the process of food registration in Indonesia. Which food products you need to register in Indonesia? First of all, food registration in Indonesia is regulated by the […]


Labor Costs in Indonesia and the Employment Culture

Some labor costs in Indonesia can come as a surprise to foreign business leaders – many due to not being familiar with the law, others due to cultural differences. This article will teach you the ABC’s of the country´s labor costs and employment culture. Indonesia salary standards Minimum wage in Indonesia Minimum wage in Indonesia […]


10 Reasons Why to Invest in Indonesia

There are many reasons why to invest in Indonesia. The world’s largest archipelago is known for its incredible natural resources, tremendous economic potential and for being one of the leading ASEAN markets. In this article we have put together a list of reasons why you should look into investing in Indonesia. #1 Doing business is […]


What to Do When Your Goods Are Stuck in Indonesian Customs?

Indonesian import regulations are often changing, so it’s not uncommon that foreign companies find their products stuck in Indonesian customs. By using Emerhub’s import service, you do not have to worry about your goods getting stuck in the customs. In this article, we will discuss what you need to do if your products are already […]


Registering a consulting company in Indonesia

This article gives you a step by step overview of starting a consulting company in Indonesia. Since there have been several important changes in the last few years it’s important that foreign companies prepare themselves before starting the company registration process in Indonesia. Minimum Requirements for Foreign-Owned Companies in Indonesia There are three minimum requirements […]


A Quick Guide to Tax Planning in Indonesia

One of the key factors of a sustainable business is its accurate tax compliance. In this article, we will introduce you to tax planning in Indonesia and give an overview of the taxes (foreign) companies need to pay. Overview of Corporate Taxes in Indonesia Corporate Income Tax Companies are liable to Indonesian tax obligations if their domicile […]


How to Calculate Custom Duty and Import Tax in Indonesia

According to OEC Indonesia imported $178B worth of goods, making Indonesia the 27th largest importer in the world. This article will provide you insights on how to calculate import tax in Indonesia and what are the prerequisites of becoming an importer. If you want to import faster or don’t want to establish an import company […]


Doing Business Comparison Between Indonesia and Vietnam

Indonesia and Vietnam are both among the fastest growing economies in the world. Besides being part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and APEC, they both have large and rapidly growing populations and many other similarities.Many international investors have found Indonesia and Vietnam an attractive destination, improving ranking of both countries on this […]


Health Food Supplement Registration in Indonesia

An increasing awareness of preventive health measures has created a larger demand for a variety of health food supplements in Indonesia, leading to opportunities for manufacturers to enter health food supplement sector in the country. Health supplement registration in Indonesia is regulated by the National Agency for Drug and Food (BPOM) that claims the health […]


Halal Certification Registration in Indonesia

Halal industry in Indonesia is booming in recent years, thus companies’ demand in halal certification registration in Indonesia has also changed considerably. Alongside with the national aim to make Indonesia as the world halal hub, the industry is gaining its popularity day by day and opens up opportunities to halal product producers to expand their […]