It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
Bonded declarations can only be submitted through Customs EDI system subject to the maximum weight of 100 kg per shipment.
Below are the options available on the declaration process:
For both processes, Release Approval (SPPB) will be issued electronically by Customs Office (Kantor Pengawas /KP) and will be transmitted through the EDI network to reach Customs at the respective port of arrival. Customs at the port of arrival will receive the electronic SPPB and notify Customs in the respective Bonded Zone to approve the delivery by UPS. Upon delivery, UPS Service Provider must report and book the BC 2.3 with Customs at Bonded Zone for their record. Delays may be expected for shipments to Bonded Zones.
Indonesia Labelling Regulation
A regulation mandating the inclusion of labels in the Indonesia language, on various kinds of goods to provide consumers with accurate information, will come into force on September 1, 2010 for new products and 18 month transitional period for goods that have been circulating on the market before this Ministerial Regulation applies.
The specific consumer goods covered are classified into four categories:
This regulation is exempt for the following goods:
Prior to getting the goods imported into Indonesia, Importers should:
The label must be in Indonesian Bahasa and in a manner that can be easily understood (Arabic digits; Latin letters are allowed if there are no proper equivalent Indonesian terms).
The following content must be included for all covered products:
Different products have different label placement instructions (where to place on the product, or on the packaging, or on both).
Companies or personal individuals do not need API (Angka Pengenal Importir / Importers license) to import shipments weighing lesser than 100kg. However, they are required to provide the documents below if they wish to qualify for lower withholding taxes:
Shipments consigned to personal individuals may face challenges obtaining the documentations above.
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Failure to produce the surveyor report upon importation into Indonesia would have the following consequences:
Below are exemptions under this decree:
In reference to Minister of Trade Regulation number 17/MDAG/2010, all importers in Indonesia are required to re-register for a new API number. Once issued with the New API Number, importers are required to file the number with Directorate General of Customs for customs clearance formalities. Failure to do so, will result in the following:
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Indonesia. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
Cosmetics imported in large or small quantity shall be deemed as commercial goods and under any circumstances will not be permitted without License from POM (Indonesian local FDA), and in large quantity only allowed to be imported by licensed and registered importers. And maximum value (FOB) / shipment is US$ 1500.00.
An Import License is required for commercial shipments of medicine. The Prescription has to accompany the package. However, it is not required to be on the outside of the package. It is acceptable to be included inside the package.
All Supplements imported in large or small quantity shall be deemed as commercial goods and under any circumstances will not be permitted without License from POM (Indonesian local FDA), and in large quantity only allowed to be imported by licensed and registered importers. And maximum value (FOB) / shipment is US$ 1500.00.
Other Textile and Textile Products are limited at US$ 1000.00 (value of goods) / shipment.
For shipments sent airfreight, the total value is normally based on the cost of the commodity, declared value fees, and shipping charges.
In addition to a detailed description of each item, write additional comments of "gift shipment" on the invoice and in the Special Instructions box of the UPS Waybill to insure a proper assessment of duties and taxes.
ID tax registration number is required for personal shipments.
The invoice should include:
The consignee's telephone number is required on the invoice for all non-document shipments
The destination country or territory considers the following items as documents. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet those criteria to be considered a document shipment.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Indonesia.
The transport and import clearance of tobacco products can only be accepted based on a contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
UPS has compliance responsibilities under Export Administrator Regulations (EAR) and must know their customers and be aware of suspicious circumstances that may be present in an export transaction.
State Department Controlled shipments are those shipments which require either a State Department License (SDL) or SDL Exemption, also referred to as ITAR shipments.)
UPS (small package) State Department License (SDL) or State Department License Exemption (SDL Exemption) controlled shipments are prohibited to and from this country or territory.
Please note that UPS Freight Forwarding can address the customer's delivery needs by transporting these restricted shipments via alternate routes that bypass China.
Import of cellular phones, handhelds and tablet computers are prohibited.
Medicines imported in large or small quantity shall be deemed as commercial goods and under any circumstances will not be permitted without License from POM (Indonesian local FDA), and in large quantity only allowed to be imported by licensed and registered importers. And maximum value (FOB) / shipment is US$ 1500.00.
Import of tobacco leaf (snuss) to Indonesia is restricted to a maximum weight of 40.00 Grams
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
At export, the invoice should indicate the following:
Upon completion of repair works, at re-import, the invoice should indicate:
Duty, income tax, and 10% PPN tax will be applied to the total cost of the repair.
The consignee must write and obtain approval for the temporary import from the Head Customs Officer at the arrival airport. A Customs Bond equal to 100 percent of the duty and tax must be placed at the Customs office, and is refundable when the shipment is exported.
Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.