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:
- ensure that all of their foreign directors have work permits (IMTA)
- 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:
- there is at least one resident director; and
- any foreign director provides a statement letter stating that they reside abroad (as a waiver from the work permit requirement).