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Consignment

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Directorate General of Customs and Excise
Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

What is meant by “Consignment”?

Goods sent by a consignor abroad to a consignee in Indonesia by means of postal services or by sea freight / airfreight.

How is the “Consignment” categorized?

  • Consignment exempted from customs duties and other import duties and taxes;
  • Consignment subject to customs duties and other import duties and taxes.

What kind of “Consignment” is exempted from customs duties and other import duties and taxes?

  • Consignment of value not exceeding FOB US$50.00 for each dispatch;
  • Consignment which is considered as gift for religious welfare, cultural and public charity purposes and has been approved by the Minister of Finance.

What kind of “Consignment” is subject to customs duties and other import duties and taxes?

Consignment is subject to customs duties and other import duties and taxes if the value exceeds the fixed value, for example:

  • For each consignment valued at FOB US$150.00, Customs duties or other import duties or taxes will be calculated through its exceeding balance of the fixed value, i.e. the amount of FOB US$100.00 (US$150.00 – US$50.00).

How can customs duties and other import duties and taxes exemption facilities for gift consignment for religious welfare, cultural and public charity purposes be obtained?

Submitting a request to the Minister of Finance c.o. Director General of Customs and Excise by attaching:

  • A list specifying the type of goods, quantity and price;
  • A Certificate from the consignor stating that the goods are gifts from donators abroad (gift certificate);
  • A Recommendation from the related Department.

How to settle customs formalities?

  • For consignment sent by postal services, please contact the Customs and Excise officer at the post office (refer to the list) and by providing the related documents/certificates.
  • For consignment sent by airfreight/sea freight, please apply a PIUD (entry form) from the Inspection Office of Customs and Excise at the seaport/airport where consignment is carried out, by attaching the approval from the authorized officials and/or related documents.

Important Note:

Without the approval of the authorized institutions, the following items are prohibited for importation or as passenger’s goods into Indonesian Territory:

  • Narcotics, firearms, gas-operated gun, ammunition, spring gun, explosives, transceiver, cordless telephone, colored photocopy machine, materials/pornographic publications, printed materials in Chinese language/characters, Chinese medicines.
  • Importing of film, video tapes, video laser disc, long play should go through the National Censor Institution.
  • Customs duties and other import duties and taxes will be claimed if the gift consignment for religious welfare, cultural and public charity are not used for other purposes stated initially.
  • Customs duties and other import duties and taxes will be claimed if the gift consignment for religious welfare, cultural and public charity are not used for other purposes stated initially.
  • The maximum weight allowed for consignment in form of documents, sonogram, package and small parcels by cargo service and forwarding agents is by not exceeding 20 kg netto and for a value of less than FOB US$ 5.000 or its equivalence in foreign currency.

For further information, please contact the Customs and Excise Office at the seaport/airport concerned where the import of goods is carried out.

You can get this information from:
http://consular.indonesia-ottawa.org/foreign-citizens/customs-information/consignment/
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