Restrictions on Imported Goods at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Restrictions on Imported Goods – In a move aimed at regulating imported goods and ensuring compliance with trade policies, a new regulation impacting all passengers traveling abroad, including Indonesian migrant workers returning home, has come into effect at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Enforced since Sunday, 10th March 2024, this regulation aligns with Minister of Trade Regulation Number 36 of 2023 concerning Import Policies and Settings.

Restrictions on Imported Goods The Limits

The regulation outlines specific commodities and their maximum quantities or values permitted for import:

1. Animal/Animal Products, Rice, Corn, Sugar, Garlic, and Horticultural Products: Limited to 5 kilograms or $1,500 USD.

2. Pearls, Toys: FOB $1,500 USD.

3. Fishery Products: Up to 25 kilograms.

4. Mobile Phones, Handheld Computers, and Tablet Computers: Restricted to 2 units per person annually.

5. Two-Wheeled and Tricycle: Limited to 2 units per person.

6. Bags Purchased from Abroad: Restricted to 2 pieces per person.

7. Footpads Purchased from Abroad: Limited to 2 pairs per person.

8. Electronics: FOB $1,500 USD or 5 units per person.

9. Alcohol Beverages: Restricted to 1 liter per person.

10. Plastic Crescent: FOB $1,500 USD per person.

11. Finished Textile Goods: Limited to 5 pieces per person.

Additionally, for finished textile goods, specific items prepared in packages for retail sale are detailed.

Import Duty Simulation

The regulation includes a simulation to calculate import duty based on the difference in Free on Board (FOB) value and import duty exemption. For instance, if the FOB value is $1,500 USD and the item’s value is $2,000 USD, the taxable value would be $500 USD. Import duties, value-added tax, and income tax are then calculated based on these values.

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Compliance and Charges

It’s important for passengers to adhere to these regulations to avoid import fees for goods exceeding the specified limits. Non-compliance may result in varying tax rates depending on the collector of the object and the type of transaction.

With the enforcement of Restrictions on Imported Goods, Indonesian authorities aim to streamline import processes, ensure compliance with trade policies, and regulate the inflow of goods through Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Passengers, including Indonesian migrant workers returning home, are advised to familiarize themselves with these restrictions to facilitate smooth travel experiences and avoid any unforeseen charges or penalties.