Product Registration & Import Services

If you’re selling a new product you’ll need to have the product registered and approved to be marketed, distributed, imported and sold in Indonesia.

With a population pushing 280-million people, Indonesia’s growing middle-class, offers enormous potential for global importers and manufacturers. The complex bureaucratic processes however, might be challenging. Seven Stones Indonesia can help with all the necessary paperwork and licenses you’ll need.

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Medical Devices Registration

Indonesia relies on imported medical devices to support a growing healthcare sector. The Ministry of Industry has added the medical device industry to the priority development list and recent regulatory updates mean foreign ownership of import/ export companies and majority foreign ownership of distribution companies is allowed.

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Food and Beverage Registration

You have to register any food and beverage products before you can sell or distribute them in Indonesia. This is regulated by the National Agency of Food and Drug Control (FDA), widely known as Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM.)

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Cosmetics Registration

If you’re importing and selling cosmetic products into Indonesia you’ll need to register them and get a license. This includes personal care items and toiletries. The National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) regulates cosmetic product registration.

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Health Supplement Registration

Importing and selling health supplements in Indonesia is regulated by the National Agency for Drug and Food (BPOM) and you’ll need to register your products before you can do business. This is a growing market and the US accounts for around 70% of Indonesia’s health supplement imports.  

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Household Product Registration

Imported household products, including equipment, materials, or mixtures for maintenance and treatment of human health, pets, or houses, are required to be registered and go through a certification process conducted by the Indonesian Ministry of Health (MOH) before entering the local market.

Other Product-Related Services

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Importer Of Record Service

Importer of Record (IOR) refers to an importer (an entity or an individual) who is responsible for ensuring that legal goods are imported following the laws and regulations of the importing country. The Importer of Record is responsible for filing legally required documents and paying the assessed import duties and other taxes on the imported goods.

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Halal Certification

The government body regulating Halal Certificates in Indonesia is the Halal Product Assurance Agency (BPJPH). Any product that you wish to sell with a Halal label in Indonesia has to have Halal Certification, from Indonesia. If you have Halal certificates from other countries, we’ll first have to check if they are compliant with Indonesian Halal standards.

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Import Licenses

For a business to import goods into Indonesia you’ll need an import identification number known as API. There are two types of API: a General Import License or API-U, and a Producer Import License or API-P. Import licenses are limited to particular industries and they don’t allow you to import goods that aren’t related to those industries.

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FAQ's

These are answers to questions we get asked the most about company set ups. If your question isn't here, drop us a line.

Of course. To do so, you need to engage with a local nominee service provider.
Yes, this particularly applies to import and export businesses. Instead of establishing a company, you can use an undername import service, also known as importer of record.
It should take between 1 to 1.5 months. For speedy incorporation, you can choose a shelf company (ready-made company) instead.
Yes. A joint venture company can be in the form of PT PMA (foreign company) or PT (local company). Requirements for each establishment are different.
Business Registration Number is proof that a company, regardless of type, is legally registered in Indonesia. A company that does not have a Business Registration Number may have to face dissolution.

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Ridwan Jasin Zachrie

CFO of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Ridwan is one of Indonesia’s top executives with a long and illustrious career in the financial world. He holds several professional certifications including being a Certified Business Valuer (CBV) issued by the Australian Academy of Finance and Management; Broker-Dealer Representative (WPPE); and The Directorship Certification for Directors and Commissioners, issued by the Indonesian Institute of Commissioners and Directors.

His experience includes being the Managing Director at one of the top investment banking groups in the region, the Recapital Group, the CFO at State-owned enterprises in fishery industry and the CEO at Tanri Abeng & Son Holding. He’s also been an Independent Commissioner in several Financial Service companies and on the Audit and Risk Committee at Bank BTPN Tbk, Berau Coal Energy Tbk, Aetra Air Jakarta as well as working for Citibank, Bank Mandiri and HSBC. His last position was as CFO at PT Citra Putra Mandiri – OSO Group.

Ridwan has won a number of prestigious awards including the Best CFO Awards 2019 (Institute of Certified Management Accountant Australia-Indonesia); Asia Pacific Young Business Leader awarded by Asia 21 Network New York USA (Tokyo 2008); UK Alumni Business Awards 2008 awarded by the British Council; and The Most Inspiring Human Resources Practitioners’ version of Human Capital Magazine 2010.

He’s a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, Trisakti University, Co-Founder of the Paramadina Public Policy Institute and actively writes books, publications and articles in the mass media. He co-authored “Korupsi Mengorupsi Indonesia” in 2009, which helps those with an interest in understanding governance in Indonesia and the critical issue of corruption. Ridwan speaks Indonesian and English.

Per Fredrik Ecker

Managing Director of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Per is the Managing Director of the Seven Stones Indonesia (SSI) Jakarta office and has more than 25-years’ experience in Indonesia, China, and Western Europe. He previously worked in senior management positions with Q-Free ASA, Siemens AG, and other companies in the telecom sector. Over the last six years, he has been the Chairman of the Indonesia-Norway Business Council (INBC) and recently become elected to be on the board of EuroCham Indonesia.

His most recent experience is within Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS), Telecom, and other sectors within the Indonesian market. He is today through his position in SSI and by representing Norway Connect, promoting Nordic and European companies that would like to explore business opportunities in the Indonesian market. He’s also playing an active role to help create the Nordic House concept in Jakarta that will provide an excellent platform for Nordic companies entering Indonesia, where they’ll find a community that can offer support with trusted information and affordable services to enter this market.

Andrzej Barski

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Andrzej is Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia. He was born in the UK to Polish parents and has been living in Indonesia for more than 33-years. He is a skilled writer, trainer and marketer with a deep understanding of Indonesia and its many cultures after spending many years travelling across the archipelago from North Sumatra to Irian Jaya.

His experience covers Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Publishing, Real Estate and Training for 5-Star Hotels and Resorts in Bali and Jakarta, which has given him a passion for the customer experience. He’s a published author and a regular contributor to local and regional publications. His interests include conservation, eco-conscious initiatives, spirituality and motorcycles. Andrzej speaks English and Indonesian.

Terje H. Nilsen

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Terje is from Norway and has been living in Indonesia for over 20-years. He first came to Indonesia as a child and after earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Agder in Norway, he moved to Indonesia in 1993, where he has worked in leading positions in education and the fitness/ wellness industries all over Indonesia including Jakarta, Banjarmasin, Medan and Bali.

He was Co-owner and CEO of the Paradise Property Group for 10-years and led the company to great success. He is now Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia offering market entry services for foreign investors, legal advice, sourcing of investments and in particular real estate investments. He has a soft spot for eco-friendly and socially sustainable projects and investments, while his personal business strengths are in property law, tourism trends, macroeconomics, Indonesian government and regulations. His personal interests are in sport, adventure, history and spiritual experiences.

Terje’s leadership, drive and knowledge are recognised across many industries and his unrivalled network of high level contacts in government and business spans the globe. He believes you do good and do well but always in that order. Terje speaks English, Indonesian and Norwegian.