Breaking: New Positions Open for Foreign Workers in Indonesia

As of August 27, 2019, the Indonesian Government has taken another step on a path towards a more open environment for international business and foreign investment. A new set of regulations lifts restrictions on a wide variety of positions that foreigners can hold in all business classifications. In this article, we elaborate on what changed […]

Land Due Diligence in Bali: Know What You Are Buying

Bali is a dream destination. Many foreigners think of buying land here and moving to Bali permanently. However, acquiring land in Bali is not as easy as one would think. There are plenty of pitfalls that can turn your property deal in Bali into a disaster. For example, how do you know that the person […]

How To Submit Your Investment Report (LKPM) in Indonesia

Laporan Kegiatan Penanaman Modal (LKPM) stands for the Investment Activity Report in Indonesia. Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) expects to receive a report about your company’s investments once per quarter or bi-annually depending on the operational status of your company. LKPM reporting is required for companies investing more than IDR 10 billion, which means for all […]

Registering a VAT-liable Company in Indonesia

The value-added tax (VAT) applies to certain goods and services sold in Indonesia. When should you register as a VAT-liable company in Indonesia? How to start reporting your liabilities?  Doing taxes is a fundamental part of successfully operating a business in Indonesia. Hence, we decided to answer the most frequently asked questions about VAT along […]

How Not To Get Scammed: Buying Property In Indonesia The Right Way

Buying property is one of the most common ways for Indonesians to protect and increase the value of their assets. Like any big industry, it attracts professional companies, amateurs looking to turn a quick profit and straight up scammers alike. In this article, we’ll give you a step by step guide to how to make […]

How to Calculate Customs Duty and Import Tax in Indonesia (Tax Calculator Included)

Most goods imported to Indonesia are subject to import duty. What are the prerequisites of becoming an importer in Indonesia, which import taxes apply, and how to calculate customs duty and import tax in Indonesia? Customs duty and import taxes in Indonesia The applicable import duties depend on the type of product you want to […]

When to Set Up a Local Company in Vietnam Instead of a Foreign Company

Vietnam allows full foreign ownership in most business lines. However, in some cases, it would be a strategic decision to set up a local company in Vietnam instead of opting for 100% foreign ownership. What is a local company in Vietnam, and why consider setting one up? This article will explain the key things you […]

How to Start a Wholesale or Retail Sales Business in Vietnam

Vietnam is the third largest market in Southeast Asia and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Its young population and robust consumer spending provide lucrative opportunities for many types of businesses. Particularly for those who are selling consumer goods. How to enter Vietnam’s wholesale and retail market, and what are the requirements for […]

Always Up-To-Date Guide to Foreign Owned Company Registration in Indonesia

Did you know that in Indonesia, businesses with even 1% of foreign ownership are considered foreign companies (PT PMA)? In this article, you will find a full overview of foreign-owned company registration in Indonesia, including: Foreign ownership limitations Minimum paid-up capital and other requirements The step-by-step process of setting up a PT PMA Alternatives to […]

The Essential Guide to One Person Corporation in the Philippines

At last, the answer to the question ‘Can one person own a corporation in the Philippines?’ is yes. With the implementation of the Revised Corporation Code (Republic Act No. 11232), the Philippines now allows the establishment of One Person Corporations (OPC). Who can register it, and what are the key benefits, requirements, and restrictions? In […]