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Updates on Customs Registration Requirement

Under Director General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) Regulation No. PER-4/BC/2017 on Customs Registration Implementation Guidelines (Regulation 4), all importers and exporters operating in Indonesia that intend to apply for, amend or renew their Customs Registration Number/Nomor Induk Kepabeanan (NIK) need to:

  1. ensure that all of their foreign directors have work permits (IMTA)
  2. provide a copy of the IMTAs to the DGCE with the NIK application

even if the foreign directors do not reside in Indonesia.

On September 2017, the DGCE applied a less onerous rule, ie, registration/updates in NIK still can be done if:

  1. there is at least one resident director; and
  2. any foreign director provides a statement letter stating that they reside abroad (as a waiver from the work permit requirement).
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