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Import/Export

United States to Indonesia

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Commodity Specific Stipulations

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.

Import of Alcoholic beverages into Indonesia is not permitted.
Compact discs, software & other type of CD materials (exceeding 10 pieces) are subject to approval from the Ministry of Trade.
The consignee must obtain a Health Certificate from the Food and Drug Agency (POM - Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) under the Ministry of Health, prior to the shipments arrival.

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.

Diplomatic bags must be addressed to individual who has diplomatic privilege in Indonesia. The document needed is called PP8 which is issued by the State Secretary office, Republic of Indonesia. To avoid diplomatic shipments being cleared under normal shipments, the shipper needs to inform UPS Origin.
Prescriptions for personal use require an invoice and a prescription.

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.

Promotional, training, and commercial films are allowed if approved by the Censor Board.
The consignee must obtain a Health Certificate from the Food and Drug Agency (POM - Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) under the Ministry of Health, prior to the shipments arrival. And maximum value (FOB) / shipment is USD 1500.00.
Footwear are limited at US$ 1500.00 (value of goods) / shipment.
Laser discs are allowed for an appointed importer only.
The consignee must obtain a Health Certificate from the Food and Drug Agency (POM - Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) under the Ministry of Health, prior to the shipments arrival.

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.

Customers must use an authorized UPS / MBE (Mail Boxes Etc) Store, UPS Customer Center or ISC Approved Shipper to ship personal effects.

The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc, UPS Customer Center or ISC approved shipper will be required to identify personal effect shipments on the shipping label by placing "Personal Effects" in the Reference Field of a UPS "smart" label or in the Special Instructions Field of a UPS waybill. They must also clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' shipment on the Commercial Invoice.

Personal Effects are classified as used items (owned for a minimum of 6 months) intended for the consignee's personal use. Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis. "Personal Effects" must be clearly stated on the invoice and goods description.

All of the following documents must be scanned into DIS/SIR and originals on the package:

An inventory list with estimated values with the reason for importation (holidays, move, relocation) A confirmation that the goods are older than 6 months and that they are intended for personal use only A photocopy of passport or ID card Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis.

Excisable goods (for example, perfume, alcoholic drinks, tobacco), medicine and perishable food can not be cleared as personal effects.

Personal effects shipments are not allowed in combination with Return Services.

Personal Shipments is restricted with maximum 2 pieces per shipment.
Printed matters are dutiable shipments. The shipper must prepare an Invoice for customs clearance purpose. If Invoice is not attached, customs will determine the value of the printed matters, ranging from US$5.00 - US$7.00 per kilogram.
Ready-to-Wear clothes are limited at 10 pcs / shipment.

Other Textile and Textile Products are limited at US$ 1000.00 (value of goods) / shipment.

Children's Toys are limited at US$ 1500.00 (value of goods) / shipment.
Videos are subject to censorship.
The consignee must obtain a Health Certificate from the Food and Drug Agency (POM - Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) under the Ministry of Health, prior to the shipments arrival.

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the commodities which UPS prohibits to all countries or territories served (listed here), it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Indonesia.

Cigarettes and tobacco are restricted under Ministry of Agriculture regulations. The consignee must obtain an import permit from Quarantine Monitoring Body. Maximum limit of Cigarettes that can be imported is 200 pieces and for Cigar is 20 pieces.

The transport and import clearance of tobacco products can only be accepted based on a contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).

Importation of computers and laptops (including hard-disk) are restricted by Ministry of Trade regulation. The shipper must provide Surveyors certificate/report prior to shipment arrival if the shipment value exceeding US$1500.00. Note that Surveyor certificate cannot be obtained after arrival.
Includes the following (this is not all inclusive and only a guideline): Military Aircraft parts, Military Motor vehicles, Tanks, night vision goggles', weapons, firearms, Artillery, Ammunition, Missiles, Explosives, military training equipment and protective personnel equipment, military electronics, space systems, Nuclear Weapons, Submersible vessels.
  • The export or import of defense articles which fall under the US State Department (DDTC) or ITAR control require special care to ensure shipments are presented to US Customs at the time of exportation or importation.
  • Failure to do so may result in penalties, seizure of the shipment.
  • Shippers who fail to provide the proper documentation and export details will have shipments returned to the shipper immediately.

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.

All commodities under HS code 73.21 to 85.43 are restricted to be imported into Indonesia. And are limited at 2 pcs / shipment.

Import of cellular phones, handhelds and tablet computers are prohibited.

Gambling devices are prohibited.
Any form of toy gun or gun replica is prohibited.
Any kind of apparatus or devices meant for medical use are restricted. The consignee must obtain an import permit from Ministry of Health prior to the shipments arrival.
Medicines are restricted into Indonesia. The consignee must obtain a Health Certificate from the Food and Drug Agency (POM - Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) under the Ministry of Health, prior to the shipments arrival.

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.

Newspapers are prohibited.
Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
Cigarettes and tobacco are restricted under Ministry of Agriculture regulations. The consignee must obtain an import permit from Quarantine Monitoring Body. Maximum limit of cigarettes that can be imported is 200 pieces and for cigar is 20 pieces.

The transport and import clearance of tobacco products can only be accepted based on a contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).

Import of tobacco leaf (snuss) to Indonesia is restricted to a maximum weight of 40.00 Grams

Any form of toy gun or gun replica is prohibited.
All kinds of used items are restricted to be imported into Indonesia. The consignee must obtain the import permit from the Ministry of Trade. For personal shipments, importation of used items is allowed up to 5kg.

NOTE: Information provided by UPS is provided AS IS, may not be current, and does not constitute legal advice. In no event shall UPS be liable for any errors in the information, forms or features made available by UPS, or by any third party site linked to from UPS. Selection and completion of proper forms for any given shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper. All shipments are subject to the UPS Terms and Conditions of Service in effect at the time of shipping for the country or territory of origin.
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